Plant to upgrade vehicle assembly operations with new technologies and processes GM announced it will invest $290 million into the Bowling Green Assembly plant to upgrade and modify the plant’s vehicle assembly operations with new technologies and processes. This investment continues GM’s drive for flexible manufacturing systems. These changes are being made in conjunction with and in addition to the construction and startup of the previously announced $439 million paint shop investment. A portion of the new investment, $153 million, has been included in an application to participate in the Kentucky Business Incentive (KBI). Facility improvements, which include technology upgrades and manufacturing process improvements, are planned to begin this summer. Corvette production began in 1981 in Bowling Green following assembly in Flint, Mich., and St. Louis. Each has been an exclusive home of the Corvette, contributing to its distinction as the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger car.