GM is pouring some money into its Chevrolet Corvette production facility.
The American automaker has announced a $439 million investment into the Bowling Green, Kentucky facility that will go towards constructing a new 450,000 square-foot paint shop. Construction of the paint shop is expected to take at least two years to complete with work starting this summer.
Among the new technologies being used in the shop are LED lighting, new robots which are more efficient and provide an extremely smooth finish, high-efficiency baking ovens and a dry scrubber booth that will eliminate sludge water and waste.
Job count at the factory will remain the same and GM says that Corvette deliveries should not be affected as a result of the construction.
The investment is one part of an overall plan that will see GM invest $5.4 billion into U.S. manufacturing in the next three years.
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