The Chevrolet Corvette is an icon in the automotive world, which is why it comes as no surprise that the American carmaker wants to make sure it looks its best. Chevrolet recently announced a $439 million investment into the only plant that produces this world-class vehicle to create a new paint shop.
“With this major technology investment, we can continue to exceed the expectations of sports car buyers for years to come,” said Arvin Jones, North American Manufacturing Manager. “These types of investments are evidence that the customer is at the center of every decision we make.”
This investment will provide a variety of upgrades for the plant, allowing it to retain 150 jobs in the process. The Corvette plant upgrades include the creation of a 450,000 square-foot paint shop on the premises. This shop will include new tooling and robots including a Dry Scrubber Booth Technology, which will help eliminate sludge waste, and FANUC robots, which makes sure each Corvette has a smooth finish.
It will take two years for the Corvette plant upgrades to be built. Make sure you check back to Stalker Chevrolet in the future for more information on the Chevrolet Corvette!