It’s good news for workers at General Motors’ Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant. The automaker plans to reinstate the plant’s third shift, which will call 700 workers back to the job.
Last year, GM announced it would cut the shift after “moderating sales” for the two crossovers. The shift actually employs 1,000 workers, though 300 remained on the job. GM called the shift cut “indefinite” last September.
However, even as the automaker cut the third shift, good news sprung in the announcement that GM selected the plant to build a future Cadillac crossover. It’s likely that Spring Hill will soon be home to the larger Cadillac XT6 crossover. The plant builds two GM crossovers riding on the automaker’s C1 platform, the XT6 will likely ride on the extended version of the same architecture—much like the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave.
In total, the Spring Hill facility employs around 3,000 workers and the third shift will come back online this September.