December 12, 2006
GM investing US$225 million in Tennessee plant
Spring Hill, Tennessee – General Motors has announced it plans to invest approximately US$225 million in its Spring Hill, Tennessee manufacturing complex, to renovate the plant’s paint shop in preparation for future vehicle production. The investment is contingent on GM securing incentives from the state.
The plant, which currently produces the Saturn Ion and Vue, built its first vehicle on July 30, 1990. Production of those two vehicles will be discontinued in late March 2007. With the investment, the plant will be idled for several months for renovations, beginning in April 2007.
The company is finalizing the timing of when production will resume and the hourly workforce will be called back to work. The plant employs approximately 3,500 UAW-represented workers and 230 salaried workers.