Corvette plant to begin reopening on May 26

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) _ General Motors will begin reopening its Corvette plant in Kentucky on May 26, a company spokesman said.

The restart at the Bowling Green plant will be gradual and will focus on new worker safety protocols that were put into place due to the coronavirus pandemic, Trevor Thompkins, communications coordinator for GM’s North American Manufacturing and Labor, told the Daily News.

“We will conduct detailed safety orientation sessions to ensure everyone understands GM’s safety system and can ask questions,“ he said.

Officials have said GM plants will start with one shift and add more depending on demand.

The Corvette plant shut down March 20, shortly after the first 2020 vehicle rolled off the assembly line. The new Corvette was the first of its kind with a mid-engine design.