General Motors’ Bowling Green Assembly plant, the only build site of the C7-generation Corvette, is feeling a little more generous than usual this holiday season. The plant has announced it will increase the amount of money it donates to the Salvation Army and the Salvation Army Food Bank by 10 percent in order to make up for a growth in its work force.
The Corvette plant will give back to 175 Salvation Army Angels and donate $2,000 to the Salvation Army’s food bank. All 175 of the Angels are adopted, disadvantaged children and will receive various gifts picked by the Bowling Green employees around the Christmas season.
“I am very proud of our team. I am very proud of our UAW Local 2164 members. I’m proud of our staff, not only for what they do here by getting involved with the Angel Tree program, but for what they do throughout the year. This isn’t just a one time event for us. Our employees are involved in community organizations all year long,” Bowling Green plant manager, Jim Lamarche, told WBKO.
The Bowling Green employees are now waiting for their gifts to the 175 Angels to be dropped off to their designated areas. GM’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant currently employs 922 workers and received an investment of $3.5 million this year in order to accommodate a new Performance Build Center.