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While in Pennsylvania yesterday for the start of Corvettes at Carlisle, we received the unfortunate news that the Corvette Assembly Plant will be closed next week due to parts supply issues.
The Assembly Plant is expected to reopen the day after Labor Day, which is September 6th.
News of the shutdown was picked up by the The Detroit News which had a statement from a GM representative:
“Our supply chain, manufacturing and engineering teams are working closely with our supply base to mitigate any further impact on production,” said David Barnas in a statement.
The Assembly Plant has had quite a remarkable run in this challenging manufacturing environment. The last time the assembly plant lost a week of work due to a parts-related shutdown was the week of April 25th. The plant had also closed the week of July 4th as part of the annual summer vacation for the 1400 assembly plant workers.
“Short-term supply chain disruptions continue to occur,” Barnas added, “which has led us to make this scheduling adjustment.”
As for those completed Corvettes waiting to be shipped, the parts-related shutdown doesn’t affect the shipping of Corvettes to dealers.
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