General Motors announced today that it will invest $788.7 million to develop a new, high efficiency engine program and modernize vehicle programs at the company’s Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant. The investment will result in the creation of 792 new jobs. Construction is scheduled to being in May and is anticipated to take several years to complete.
GM has announced investments of more than $2 billion for the Spring Hill operations since 2010. A $148 million investment in the plant was was made in February to repurpose machining and assembly equipment to build V8 engines.
“This investment will help GM and our workforce continue to put the customer at the center of everything we do, providing them with powertrain solutions to meet their changing needs,” 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 Manufacturing facility is a flexible vehicle assembly plant and currently produces the Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia. The complex also includes a plant for producing 4-cylinder engines, a stamping plant, body shot, paint shop and two operations used for polymer injection molding.
GM also announced that it is committing $118 million to its Bay City Powertrain operation. The plant makes engine components used in Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC vehicles.