This investment was announced in unison with $6.7 million investment in the Tonawanda Engine Plant in Buffalo, New York, which will help with production efficiencies for the 5.3L Ecotec3 V8. GM will soon ramp up production of the engine, which serves as the entry-level engine in the automaker’s new line of full-size SUVs. The new SUVs, including the new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, will go on sale at dealerships later this year.
This investment also comes not long after GM announced a $22 million investment in Spring Hill in early 2019. The automaker says it has poured more than $2 billion into the Spring Hill Manufacturing complex since 2010, which includes the engine plant and a vehicle production plant. The production plant builds the Cadillac XT5, Cadillac XT6 and GMC Acadia.
“This investment further solidifies GM’s commitment to our team and jobs for our community,” said plant director Michael Youngs. “The Spring Hill Manufacturing team has a proven track record of successful, high quality launches, and when our products are in high demand by customers, this team is ready.”
Spring Hill Propulsion currently produces three engines: the EcoTec3 V8 engines (both 5.3L and 6.2L variants), the turbocharged 2.0L LTG four-cylinder and the turbocharged 2.7L L3B four-cylinder.
Between both the engine production and vehicle production facilities, Spring Hill Manufacturing employs over 3,700 people. The facility is also the largest GM manufacturing plant in America, sitting on a large 2,100 acre lot.
“I’m proud of the men and women on our team,” said Mike Herron, chairman of the UAW Local 1853 that represents workers at Spring Hill. “Because of them, we are bringing and sustaining business right here in middle Tennessee.”