The flexible manufacturing setup of Spring Hill results in the high quality production and quick changeovers from one engine to another. The plant also uses modern environmentally-friendly technologies such as high-efficiency lighting that will help save nearly $800,000 annually. Another environmentally-friendly addition to the plant is a new concrete floor that led to the recycling of 250 million pounds of clean, crushed concrete from the old floor; the crushed concrete was used to support road construction projects in the area.
The plant will create or retain 450 jobs within the Spring Hill engine plant. Currently, the facility employs 188 employees, with more hiring expected to take place, since additional shifts are required to meet demand for the new 2.5 liter Ecotec.
In addition, the GM Foundation is assisting in building stronger communities by donating $25,000 in grants to local charities, including:
- James K. Polk Memorial Association
- Maury County Arts Guild
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
- Southern Automotive Women’s Forum
- Maury County Imagination Library
- Tennessee Environmental Council
Overall, the GM Foundation will provide more than $1 million in funding to nearly 200 organizations in 43 plant cities where GM employees live and work, all in effort to build stronger communities for GM employees and their families.