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More Work Coming to Bowling Green Corvette Plant

Lisa Autry

General Motors is enhancing its footprint in Bowling Green. Officials gathered at the Corvette plant Wednesday to announce a $3.5 million investment. The automaker is moving its performance built center from Michigan to Bowling Green.

The center specializes in building high performance engines. GM Manufacturing Manager Arvin Jones says the move is expected to create or retain 20 jobs. 

“We’re working out the details with the international union and ourselves on how we’re going to bring those folks down, but they have the right to follow the work," said Jones.

The announcement comes two weeks after GM unveiled the 2014 Corvette Stingray, which will be produced at the Bowling Green plant.

Bowling Green Plant Manager Dave Tatman is joined by local dignitaries for the announcement.

"We have lots of excitement headed our way," said Bowling Green Plant Manager Dave Tatman. "We intend to make the full transition of the performance built center by the end of the first quarter of 2014."

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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