The huge blizzard and incredible cold stopped the trucks bringing some of the parts to the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant. Due to just-in-time manufacturing, shipping delays has caused this one to two day partial delay in some parts of the manufacturing process. No word yet as to whether plant hours will later be extended, and/or more Saturday scheduling to make up for time lost.
http://www.corvetteblogger.com/2014...-idle-the-corvette-assembly-plant/#more-18047Corvetteblogger said:GM was forced to idle several production facilities on Wednesday including the Corvette Assembly Plant. The plant shutdown was due to the extreme winter weather in much of the country which has delayed the delivery of essential parts to the Bowling Green facility.
BGA plant spokesperson Andrea Hales told the Tennessean.com that the line was stopped on Wednesday because trucks bringing those parts to Bowling Green were delayed by the weather. She said several hundred of the plant’s 800 hourly workers were affected by the shutdown.
“They all came to work, but we had to send some employees on the assembly line home,” Hales said. “But not all, because our paint and body shops were still working. We feel like we’ll be running full production on Thursday, though.”
Other GM facilities in the Tennessee Valley were also affected with parts shortages.