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Old 04-24-2019, 04:42 PM
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Default National Corvette Museum - Bash - CEO & Chairman Mary Barra

This was just posted on National Corvette Museum's Facebook : WOW !!!!!!!
This is BIG !!!!!!!!


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MAYBE official confirmation of what they will be assembling in the expansion? They have not had an official statement on the plans for the expanded plant yet, have they?
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Not that big of deal. GM will announce the new Corvette duh (no pics)....manufactured at Bowling Green duh.....X jobs created by moved UAW employees around....thanks for coming....see you on 7.18.19.
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2nd/3rd shift to ramp up production?
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Yes, most likely that they will be hiring additional workers to support ramped up initial ME production later this year. They will certainly need more than the current single shift to meet initial demand.

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BGA to hire employees from previously closed plants. Great news for GM, the C8, and the workers!
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I'm here waiting!
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Great! Can’t wait !
I have a couple of crowes in my wood barbecue smoker...they’re gonna be ready just n time for some of our members....
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I'm betting something bigger than just the building of the C8 Mary wouldn't travel just to say hey we are going to build the new C8 here!
I'm betting they are going to announce they are going to also build another car model here, Caddy, Hybred, ??????
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Is this just another way GM saves advertising money by letting social media spread the word for them.
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I'm betting something bigger than just the building of the C8 Mary wouldn't travel just to say hey we are going to build the new C8 here!
I'm betting they are going to announce they are going to also build another car model here, Caddy, Hybred, ??????
I doubt it. The release refers to the presence of "state, local, and federal" officials along with auto union officials. That signals a political event as a counter the negative publicity associated with the announcements a few months back about closing plants and laying GM workers off. She'll be talking about adding new jobs, and increased production of a new model (ME).

She'll get to tell Kentucky state officials, GM is fulfilling its promise to add new jobs at BGA, which, of course, was a condition for receiving tax breaks from the state in exchange for plant expansion. Its also a photo-op to show she's smoothing things over with the unions.

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Hmmm even odds shes announcing 1/2 of the workers are being laid off.... That would be consistent with GM character.
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belt buckles and cut-off jean shorts banned from assembly workers!
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I'm predicting we get a price on the C8.
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I sure hope this ****-yst is not correct. Here's the link to the above story. He says about 10,000 C8s will be built the first year with a price of $80,000. Just another Wall St. ****-yst's opinion.

https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...ky/3566308002/

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Announcement of the C7.5

Detroit Free Press: "GM’s engine plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, will continue to make 6.2-liter engines for the traditional Corvette after the mid-engine car is launched at Bowling Green, said Mike Herron, chairman of UAW Local 1853 at Spring Hill."

So the FE will continue to get the 6.2L while the ME will get the 6.3L

Mary is going to announce that Corvette will have two platforms and ME production will be 10K the first year. No doubt the price will be in the C7 Z06 range because all 10K cars will sell out in days.

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I'm predicting we get a price on the C8.
North of $80K for the LT2.

North of $100K for the LT4.

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Originally Posted by Redc7z06 View Post
I'm betting something bigger than just the building of the C8 Mary wouldn't travel just to say hey we are going to build the new C8 here!
I'm betting they are going to announce they are going to also build another car model here, Caddy, Hybred, ??????
The division heads of Chevrolet and Caddy are neither one on that list of attendees so it doesn’t seem likely that they are announcing any additional model builds, or a two model Corvette line-up. It could be just the timeline for the C7 / C8 model changeover and additional hiring, maybe additional engine production at BGA..

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Announcement of the C7.5

Detroit Free Press: "GM’s engine plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, will continue to make 6.2-liter engines for the traditional Corvette after the mid-engine car is launched at Bowling Green, said Mike Herron, chairman of UAW Local 1853 at Spring Hill."

So the FE will continue to get the 6.2L while the ME will get the 6.3L

Mary is going to announce that Corvette will have two platforms and ME production will be 10K the first year. No doubt the price will be in the C7 Z06 range because all 10K cars will sell out in days.



North of $80K for the LT2.

North of $100K for the LT4.
Maybe my reading comprehension is off today, that that statement made by Mike Herron sure reads as if there is going to be two Corvettes, A "traditional Corvette" and a "mid engine Corvette" with the "mid engine Corvette" being released first.

I feel sorry for the forum's food servers as they can't figure out who to serve the crow to.

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Originally Posted by Red67John View Post
The division heads of Chevrolet and Caddy are neither one on that list of attendees so it doesn’t seem likely that they are announcing any additional model builds, or a two model Corvette line-up. It could be just the timeline for the C7 / C8 model changeover and additional hiring, maybe additional engine production at BGA..
Who on that list of attendees signs the paychecks for the Chevrolet and Cadillac division's heads? What she says means more than what the heads of Chevrolet and Cadillac have to say.
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This was on Bowling Greens local news tonight
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