General Motors has been a busy automaker, investing millions into numerous North American assembly plants, specifically in the United States. Spring Hill, Tennessee has been a welcoming recipient to the investments, and it has just scored another sizable one.
GM has announced it is investing an additional $788.7 million into the Spring Hill assembly for an all-new, high-efficiency engine program and to further modernize the vehicle assembly programs at the plant. Earlier this year, Spring Hill received $148 million to begin manufacturing small-block V8 engines for GM.
“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 Bay City Powertrain operation will also be receiving $118 million to support the new high-efficiency engine program.
Altogether, this investment will create 792 new jobs at the Spring Hill facility, and retain 16 current positions. 29 new jobs will be opening at the Bay City Powertrain operation, and 67 jobs will be retained with the additional $118 million.
Construction will begin in May of 2016, and last several years, according to the automaker. Spring Hill will also begin producing additional small-block V8s by the end of 2016.