GM announces major investment at Tennessee and Michigan factories
The over $800 million investment will also help create about 800 new jobs at the two locations.
General Motors plans to invest $788.7 million for an all-new, high-efficiency engine program at its Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant.
The investment will also go towards projects to modernize the vehicle programs.
The Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant will add about 792 jobs while retaining 16 jobs.
This was not the only major announcement for the automaker, who will also invest $118 million at its Bay City Powertrain facility. This move will create 29 and retaining 67 jobs.
Since 2010, GM has announced investments of more than $2 billion for the Spring Hill operations. This includes a $148-million investment announced in February to repurpose flexible 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.
Construction will begin in May and will last several years.
The Spring Hill complex south of Nashville currently has about 2,300 hourly employees, according to GM’s website. It makes the new Cadillac XT5 midsize SUV and two four-cylinder engines. It will start producing the GMC Acadia midsize SUV later this spring.
The Bay City plant north of Detroit has 320 hourly workers who make piston pins, camshafts, oil pumps and other parts.