French automotive supplier Faurecia is planning to build a $30-million plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, just behind General Motors’ manufacturing plant there. The GM plant currently covers assembly of the Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia crossovers, and includes a stamping plant, body shop, paint shop, molding operations, and 4- and 8-cylinder engine production lines.
According to the Nashville Business Journal, Faurecia’s future 145k-square-foot plant will produce door panels, employing a workforce of nearly 145 people.
Faurecia is headquartered in Nanterre, France, with a North American home base in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The company is a leading supplier of vehicle interiors and emissions control technologies, and its customers include Ford, General Motors, BMW, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and the Volkswagen Group. The global automotive supplier has been awarded by GM on more than one occasion, earning GM’s 2015 Supplier of the Year award, and a Supplier IMPACT Silver Award in 2017.
In April, General Motors announced that it would bring back its third shift at the GM Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant, bringing back as many as 700 jobs that were lost in late-2017. The decision to cut the factory’s third shift was made in order to account for “moderating sales,” GM said at the time; reinstating the shift is “not only an indication of the popularity of these GMC and Cadillac crossovers with customers but is testament to the great work being done by the Spring Hill Assembly team,” the automaker says.