The news means a third shift will be added to the Spring Hill assembly in January of 2017, in the meantime, staffing and position details will be finalized this quarter.
“Spring Hill is demonstrating again its flexibility and agility to meet increasing customer demand for GM’s hot products,” said Cathy Clegg, vice president, GM North America Manufacturing & Labor Relations.
“Just last month, Spring Hill quickly converted engine production to meet higher demand for full-size truck engines,” Clegg said. “Now the Spring Hill team will need to move with lightning speed to launch a third shift in vehicle assembly in only three months.”
Most of the increased output can be defined by the Cadillac XT5, which has become Cadillac’s best selling model to date with 22,000 units sold. That’s no blow to the GMC Acadia, though, with an average of just 19 days on a dealer’s lot before finding a new home.
In all, the news represents the immense shift to crossover vehicles for American consumers.