Report: GM closes plant tours in Kentucky as it gears up for 2014 Corvette production

General Motors is shutting down public tours at its Bowling Green Assembly Plant starting Sept. 14 as the plant prepares to retool and make way for the next-generation of the Corvette.

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The plant typically draws between 40,000 and 50,000 visitors a year through public tours. Production will not be stopped, said plant spokeswoman Andrea Hales.

GM spokesman Monte Doran said that GM is shutting down public tours so it can retool and start tearing up pieces of the production line to make room for the 2014 C7 Corvette.

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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette should make its auto show debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and production should start later that year.

GM is investing $131 million into the Bowling Green to install new equipment to make the 2014 Corvette.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Detroit News