General Motors will invest $788.7 million and create 781 new jobs for a new high-efficiency engine program and to modernize the vehicle programs at the company’s Spring Hill, TN manufacturing plant. The project brings GM’s total investment in the Spring Hill plant in 2016 up to more than $936 million, including an expansion just announced in February. The company has announced investments of over $2 billion for Spring Hill since 2010.
“This investment will position GM and its workforce as continued leaders in powertrain manufacturing,” said Arvin Jones, GM North America Manufacturing Manager. “Today’s announcement reinforces our absolute faith in this facility, and our strong commitment to this community and the state of Tennessee.”
The Spring Hill site is a flexible vehicle assembly plant currently producing the Cadillac XT5 and the GMC Acadia, as well 4-cylinder engines and stampings used in several GM vehicles.
Local and state economic development officials lauded the Spring Hill expansion, thanking the company for their partnership.
“Tennessee has been recognized repeatedly as the strongest state in the automotive industry with over 900 automotive related companies,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd. “I want to thank GM for creating jobs that will have a lasting impact on Tennessee families.”
“It is always important when an existing industry expands. But, it is extra exciting when a world-class company like GM makes such a significant reinvestment in your community,” said Maury County Mayor Charlie Norman. “It is a testament to the great workforce and business climate found in Maury County. We are grateful to GM for their vote of confidence, thankful for the great jobs being created in the community, and excited to work with GM towards their continued success in Maury County.”
“TVA understands the importance of reliable, affordable electricity to General Motors and the entire automotive industry,” said TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson. “We are proud to be a partner in this announcement, which will lead to more jobs and investment in the region’s economy.”
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