BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - More tourists may be returning to Bowling Green after one of the most popular attractions in the area has announced it is re-opening.
For more than a year, tours at the Corvette Assembly Plant have been closed to the public. Now that machines are back in place to make the new C7 Stingray, tours will begin again on October 14.
The facility continues to expand and will add more than 30 jobs by adding a performance engine build.
It's what some are calling a sign that GM will stay in Bowling Green for the long haul.
"You would never say never in this business but I am telling you our future here in Bowling Green is very bright and it's very long. We have over 30 years of presence in the local community and we don't intend to change that anytime soon," says Plant Manager Dave Tatman.
More than 50,000 guests visit the assembly plant every year. That number is expected to grow with the premiere of the Stingray and a race track that is being built across the street.