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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.



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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.
http://www.corvetteblogger.com/2014...-idle-the-corvette-assembly-plant/#more-18047
 

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I was in the plant (Buyer's Tour) on Wednesday & Thursday. They built about 8-10 cars on Wednesday, then sent the line workers home due to the parts shortages. They were scheduled for 10 hours on each yesterday and today, know they had a good day yesterday as I was there again, hopefully the same today as well (I was driving home today).

Spoke with Dave Tatman for about 10 minutes yesterday....they were scrambling to make up for lost production...that facility is amazing!
 

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I wonder if this is why a lot of orders are also staying at status 4B00?
 

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I wonder if this is why a lot of orders are also staying at status 4B00?
They were shipping cars, weather from BG south was cold, but fine. It was apparent they were not running the line unless they had all the parts to build, in other words, they were not building cars with the intent of adding missing parts later....but, the weather to the north (IN & MI in particular) were slammed, with interstates closed.
 

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They were shipping cars, weather from BG south was cold, but fine. It was apparent they were not running the line unless they had all the parts to build, in other words, they were not building cars with the intent of adding missing parts later....but, the weather to the north (IN & MI in particular) were slammed, with interstates closed.
got it, well they need to ship my car already then haha. My baby girl Liotta needs to come home.
 
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The first 4b00 status is staged in their lot, then shipped, the second 4b00 status is staged at the train yard for pre inspection, then delivered to dealer. Interesting info about snow and cold having possible delivery problems. Perhaps that's why mine has been in Michigan for 30 days. Frozen to the ground.
 
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