General Motors Spring Hill Plant Production Halted Until December11
General Motors will temporarily halt production at its Spring Hill Assembly plant from early October to early December in order to complete plant renovations/re-tooling.
The automaker confirmed to GM Authority that production at Spring Hill Assembly will be paused from October 4th through to December 6th in order to prepare for the impending launch of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq crossover.
GM is investing roughly $2 billion in Spring Hill Assembly in order to prep it for Cadillac Lyriq production. Through this investment, the paint and body shops at the facility are set to undergo major expansions, while the general assembly area will receive comprehensive upgrades including new machines, conveyors, controls and tooling.
The renovations will transition Spring Hill to become GM’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles, joining the Factory Zero plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, and Orion Assembly in Orion Township, Michigan.
“We are committed to investing in the U.S., our employees and our communities,” GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said when the investment was first announced last year. “These investments underscore the success of our vehicles today, and our vision of an all-electric future.”
In addition to the Cadillac Lyriq, GM is expected to produce an unnamed Acura electric crossover at Spring Hill on behalf of the Japanese automaker. This mystery Acura offering is also expected to utilize GM’s Ultium batteries and Ultium Drive electric motors.
The GM Spring Hill plant will also continue to produce the Cadillac XT5 and Cadillac XT6 alongside the Lyriq. This will continue to be the case for the foreseeable future, with GM confirming the plant will “build both traditionally powered Cadillac products and EVs,” throughout its lifetime.
The GM Spring Hill plant is a 7.9 million square foot facility that resides on 2,000 acres of land just south of Nashville. It employs 2,823 hourly workers and 429 salaried workers for a total of approximately 3,252 personnel. Hourly workers there are represented by UAW Local 1853.
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And what about Acadia production? No mention of it here.
Its going to Delta Township joining the Traverse and Enclave.
Yes, what about the Acadia? I have a build order in for an Acadia. If the order is going to be excessively delayed I may move on to a different vehicle.
Put my Order in for a 2021 Acadia Denali on 3/3/21. Order Accepted 3/8/21. On 5/18/21, was notified that they were cutting off the 2021 models, and mine would roll over as a 2022. 9/2/21 we got a production week of 11/29/21. On 10/7/21, the production week was backed up to 1/3/22. On 12/7/21, the production week went to 3rd Week of January. REALLY???? I’ve been really patient. What are the odds that I will EVER get my vehicle??
Mary & GM has Deserted their loyal customer base to grab Billions inCredit to push these Worthless, Expensive, No Trade-in Value EV’s, while Salesmen & Mechanics at dealers go without product and paychecks. GM has turned into a POS Company. Wonder if these faulty Lifters is part of the EV Plan?
What about the XT5 that are waiting that is built and waiting on a chip. Will they be down tell December?
I have had a 2022 Acadia on order since August 20th. The dealership says that the order has been approved and has been labeled as a #2 priority by GM. Is the Acadia line staying in Spring Hill to fulfill these orders or are they being cancelled. Are these orders moving to the Delta Township Plant or is that for future orders? I know the Acadia will be a new design for 2023.
Interesting! I have been waiting sense mid August too, for my XT6 to be built. My dealer can’t seemed to find much on the build status. What does #2 priority mean, by GM? I seen on YAA website, that someone said last week they had 15,000 units sitting waiting for chips and only 4,000 chips came in last week! So once they start building again, who gets the chips?
Rob, In answer to your question I am not sure what Priority 2 means. I was told this by the GMC Dealership that this was the feedback from GM. They also said at that time that production would start again in late October. I see from this website that it’s now being reported to start on December 6th. But what line will start is anybody’s guess. Possible that has something to do with priorities. Wish I could be of more help as I too am awaiting for some answers. Also I am hearing similar stories about the chip situation which creates yet another question as to who gets them when available.
I stopped by the GMC Dealership yesterday only to find that nothing has changed from the dealer’s perspective. They have no word on when production of my ordered vehicle will be scheduled. I did ask the sales manager what priority 2 actually means. It turns out it’s more of a logistics ranking of how the dealerships will be receiving vehicles from the factory (their allotment). Most likely when production gets going again, they will be filling the lots with inventory as first priority. At least that’s how I understood it. Net result is that I still have no idea when or if I will see the new Acadia.
Just updating my status from my earlier comments back in November. We have finally found out that our XT6 is built but my dealer has no idea where it is. They have found their regional GM rep to be little to no help! So my concern now is, if it sits in some field waiting for a certain chip, but a week they have that part/chip, it goes into the units being built, that need the same part/chip and mine waits. Leading to future damage from rodents nesting under the hood, chewing at all those tasty wires!
GM is worried about their dealers, well this won’t help when people wait a long time for their vehicles and then find out once they get their vehicle, it has gremlins under the hood, which causes it to be a lemon!!!