In Chevrolet’s centennial year, it is only fitting for the well-known Bowling Green Corvette assembly plant to celebrate a major anniversary as well. Celebrating their 30th year producing the Corvette, the Bowling Green facility took a few minutes out of their day to celebrate the milestone. Local TV station, WBKO-TV, was at the celebration and interviewed Dave Tatman, Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager. Thanks to Corvette Blogger for bringing us the video.
To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Bowling Green employees met in front of the assembly plant, wearing red shirts, to take a photo in the shape of the Chevy bowtie. Flanked by a ZR1 and a Centennial Edition Corvette, spirits were high as the staff took a moment to reflect on their 30 years at Bowling Green.
Linda Green, a Bowling Green employee from the very beginning, is interviewed in the video in addition to Tatman. With 31 years under her belt at the plant, Green states that it is exciting to have been at Bowling Green that long- mentioning she always loved being able to say she worked at the Corvette plant.
Community support of the assembly plant has been a blessing, Tatman told WBKO-TV. According to him, employees at the plant have manufactured some 834,000 Corvettes over the 30 years, rolling the first one off in 1981.
We’re excited to see such a notable GM plant celebrating such a big milestone and look forward to seeing another 30+ years of Corvettes come out of the Bowling Green plant. Check out the video below for WBKO-TV’s coverage of the anniversary.