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[CONFIRMED] Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant Shut Down Week of Feb 1st

Rob

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A couple hours ago we heard that the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant was shutting down next week due to supplier issues bringing 2021 Corvette production to a halt.

We reached out to Chevrolet for confirmation and received the following:

"Due to a temporary parts supply issue, we can confirm that Bowling Green Assembly will not run production the week of February 1. Our supply chain, manufacturing and engineering teams are working closely with our supply base to mitigate any further impact on production, and we expect the plant to resume normal operations on Monday, February 8."
This isn't all that surprising as the supply of LPOs for customer cars has been absolutely horrendous. From rear black trident wheels to front splash guards, cargo liners, visible carbon fiber front grille, and composite rockers, the breakdown in the supply chain has been wreaking havoc not only with Corvette production, but also deliveries to customers.

The large volume Corvette dealers are experiencing major backups with delivering cars to customers because some of the cars only have half the LPOs that they were supposed to come with.

Many customers have been unfairly blaming Chevy dealers for "dropping the ball", but it really isn't the fault of the dealers, the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant, or the suppliers. The finger of blame continues to point to the pandemic and its effects on supply chain employees becoming exposed to the COVID-19 virus and/or suffering the effects of infection.

Fingers crossed, 2021 Corvette production resumes on February 8th and the supply chain starts to recover.
 

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