GM Invests $167 Million in Spring Hill for New Vehicles
Spending for new vehicles rises to $350 million, creating or retaining
SPRING HILL, Tenn. General Motors today increased to $350 million
planned spending for new vehicles to be produced at its Spring Hill
assembly plant. The new investment adds $167 million to a previously
announced $183 million pledge and is expected to create or retain
about 1,800 jobs.
The new investment is for two projects:
An additional $40 million added to the earlier announced $183 million
investment to support a future mid-size vehicle program, bringing the
new total investment to $223 million. This program is expected to
create or retain approximately 1,000 jobs.
A second mid-size vehicle program with an investment of $127 million
that will create or retain approximately 800 jobs.
Timing and product specifications for both programs will be shared
closer to start-of-production.
The new programs will add to existing manufacturing operations at the
site that include vehicle assembly, stamping, engine and component
"Today's announcement recognizes the commitment of Spring Hill
employees and leadership," said Mark Reuss, president, GM North
America. "As a team, they draw upon the plant's unique heritage
and dedicated work force to deliver top quality for our
Located 40 miles south of Nashville, GM Spring Hill Manufacturing
operates as a flexible-assembly plant, capable of building a variety
of products on a range of platforms. The facility is designed to
supplement production for plants being retooled for new products or
add production to meet sales spikes in real time.
Chevrolet Equinox production began at the site in the third quarter of
2012 to meet growing consumer demand and support GM's Canada
operations. GM Spring Hill Manufacturing, home to the former Saturn
brand from 1990 to 2007, operates as a fully integrated complex.
"I would like to thank General Motors for its confidence that the
highly skilled members of UAW Local 1853 can successfully build
mid-size vehicles with high quality here at Spring Hill," said
UAW Vice President Joe Ashton, who directs the union's GM Department.
"The hard work and dedication of our members once again proves
that we can competitively manufacture vehicles for the future right
here in Tennessee."
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