Early March and February saw some breaks in production at the Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant, home of the C7 Corvette. Weather became so atrocious, the call was made to shut production down at the beginning of the month, while more than two feet of snow pounded parts of Kentucky overnight.
The amount of snow was enough to prompt some government officials to declare a state of emergency in the areas, effectively putting a stop to America’s
sportscar’s supercar’s production.
The Corvette wasn’t alone, though. Production of the Chevrolet Equinox was also halted in Spring Hill, Tennessee. To remedy the situation on lost production, the plant organized a make-up shift on Saturday the 7th to keep up with demand for the crossover.
“We have routine plans in place to make up any lost production,” GM spokesman Bill Grotz said. “Customers will not be affected.”
This is the second time production was halted due to wintery weather. The last occurred during early February when winter storm “Octavia” swept through Kentucky to Missouri, leaving snow and cold temps behind, effectively halting Corvette and Equinox production.
We’re sure the folks down in the South are eagerly awaiting Spring and Summer as much as us mid-westerners are, not only to keep a steady production flow, but to enjoy those same vehicles being built with their windows down and a warm breeze.