BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - General Motors is investing $131
million in the Kentucky plant that assembles the Corvette, creating
250 new jobs.
Mark Reuss, GM's North America president, made the
announcement Wednesday at the south-central Kentucky plant with
Gov. Steve Beshear and local officials.
GM says the investment will support production of the
next-generation Corvette. The Bowling Green plant will continue
building the current Corvette for at least the next two model
Nearly 400 production workers now assemble Corvettes. Chevrolet
spokesman David Caldwell says some of the 250 jobs created might be
filled by a pool of laid-off workers.
The plant has been home to Corvette production since 1981.
Caldwell says at the plant's peak in the 1980s, it employed 1,000
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