General Motors Moving Performance Build Center to Corvette Plant

General Motors is relocating its Performance Build Center to its Bowling Green Assembly Plant, where the Chevrolet Corvette is built.

The move will include a $3.5-million investment and will eventually allow Corvette customers the opportunity to participate in the build of their vehicle’s high-performance engine. The relocation will take place first quarter of 2014 and is part of the automaker’s plan to consolidate its Powertrain engineering sites.

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The Performance Build Center has been the source for several Corvette engines including the 6.2-liter LS3, 7.0-liter LS7, and the 6.2-liter supercharged LS9. The move will also generate or retain 20 jobs for the Performance Build Center. The Bowling Green Assembly Plant has added more than 150 jobs in the past year and is expected to see more growth with the new Corvette Stingray’s production.

“This is exciting news for the Corvette Assembly Plant and the community of Bowling Green,” said plant manager Dave Tatman. “We host thousands of guests each year, many of whom are here to see their Corvette being built. Bringing the Performance Build Center here simply adds to the thrill of purchasing a Corvette and increases satisfaction for our customers and employees.”

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