GM spending $44M to expand engine-building capacity at Kentucky Corvette plant

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- General Motors says it will spend $44 million to increase engine-building capacity at the Kentucky plant that makes Corvette sports cars.

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The automaker said Wednesday that it will add 36 jobs as part of the investment to expand capacity in the Performance Build Center at the Bowling Green Assembly plant. It says construction and tool rearrangement is scheduled to start next month.

GM says the increased capacity is fueled by the success of the Corvette Z06, which accounts for nearly one-third of all Corvettes produced at the plant in south-central Kentucky.

Plant manager Kai Spande says GM has committed $483 million to the Bowling Green plant this year.

In May, the company said it was spending $439 million for a new paint shop and facility upgrades.



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