First, there was the five-week-long UAW strike. Not long after that was resolved, the coronavirus pandemic began to wreak havoc. The plant re-opened last May but pandemic-related supply issues have been an on-again, off-again problem ever since. When operating normally, Bowling Green is capable of producing 92-94 new Vettes per shift. That’s a total of 930-940 cars per five-day workweek. With the factory closed for two weeks straight (so far), it’s at least 1,860 units behind schedule.
Hopefully, next week there’ll be a positive change of events that will enable Bowling Green employees to return to work and production will happen at full capacity. But a lot can happen, good and bad, over the course of a week. Let’s hope for the best.