Chevy Corvette Plant gets $439M Investment

Chevy Corvette Plant gets $439M Investment

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.

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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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