Earlier this week, General Motors named five U.S. plants it would shut down for two weeks as it attempts to scale back high inventory levels of its passenger cars. One of the named plants was the Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant, which is responsible for building the C7 Corvette and its variants.
However, the Bowling Green assembly is not part of the inventory scale back, according to Bowling Green Daily News. Instead, the plant will be shut down for maintenance work and to finish construction of the facility’s new paint shop.
The shutdown was no surprise to workers, and they had been made aware previously.
“We’ve known about it for some time,” Lauren Langille, spokeswoman for the Corvette plant, said. “The communication between everyone in the plant is getting a lot better as we work together to build the best sports car in the world.”
The report also states Bowling Green will only be offline for one week, rather than two, as originally reported. The Fairfax, Lordstown, Lansing Grand River and Detroit-Hamtramck assemblies will go idle for two weeks.
The Bowling Green assembly’s shutdown will commence on January 1, 2017, and will fire up again on January 6, 2017.