Tornado Closes Corvette Assembly Plant

Tornado Closes Corvette Assembly Plant

December 16, 2021 Off By Mike Vietro

Tornado Closes Corvette Assembly Plant
NCM Motorsports Park closed

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Picture courtesy of Corvette Blogger.

As I am sure you already know, a number of tornadoes swept through portions of six states in the Midwest and Southern U.S. over the weekend. One of the twisters landed in Kentucky and traversed over 200 miles on the ground, killing more than 50 people. The storms also made their presence felt at the Corvette Action Center and the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant that builds the Chevrolet Corvette. All the plant employees are safe at both locations, but the damage is bad enough to the assembly plant to stop production for at least a week. The National Corvette Museum did not suffer any reported damage and is open as normal. The damage to the NCM Motorsports Park is substantial and will be closed for an unknown period at this time.

The plant and museum appear to have fared better compared to the wider Bowling Green area.

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