GM is announcing a 5.4 billion investment in its US plants. The spending will be on upgrades, and its going to cover 450,000 square-feet. This will make painting the ‘Vette more environmentally friendly and more efficient. They will use robots to paint, eliminate sludge water, use LED lights, and refine the baking process (to dry the paint). Full construction is expected to take around 2 years. This is the largest upgrade to the Kentucky plant in two years. To prepare for the Corvette, the Bowling Green plant received $131 million in 2011 for upgrades. They also plan to add more workers. Corvette production began around 1981 in Bowling Green. Over 1.6 million have been produced.
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