April 27, 2016– General Motors officials announced today the company will invest $788.7 million and create 781 new jobs for a new high-efficiency engine program and to modernize the vehicle programs at the company’s Spring Hill manufacturing plant. Construction will begin in May and last several years.
“GM has been so great to our community,” said State Representative Sheila Butt (R-Maury County). “They continue to invest into our families, and we are truly honored to have them here. We certainly wish to congratulate them on their success here in Maury County and look forward to our continued relationship.”
The announcement brings GM’s total investment in the Spring Hill plant in 2016 up to more than $936 million including an expansion announced in February. The company has announced investments of over $2 billion for Spring Hill since 2010.
“This investment will position GM and its workforce as continued leaders in powertrain manufacturing,” said Arvin Jones, GM North America Manufacturing Manager. “Today’s announcement reinforces our absolute faith in this facility, and our strong commitment to this community and the state of Tennessee.”
The Spring Hill site is a flexible vehicle assembly plant currently producing the Cadillac XT5 and the GMC Acadia, as well 4-cylinder engines and stampings used in several GM vehicles.
“I think it’s important to note the role the Tennessee Economic & Community Development Commission and Workforce Development have played in making this happen,” added Rep. Sheila Butt. “A rising tide lifts all boats.”
Other local and state economic development officials also lauded the Spring Hill expansion, thanking the company for their partnership.
“It is always important when an existing industry expands. But, it is extra exciting when a world-class company like GM makes such a significant reinvestment in your community. It is a testament to the great workforce and business climate found in Maury County. We are grateful to GM for their vote of confidence, thankful for the great jobs being created in the community, and excited to work with GM towards their continued success in Maury County,” Maury County Mayor Charlie Norman said.
“TVA understands the importance of reliable, affordable electricity to General Motors and the entire automotive industry. We are proud to be a partner in this announcement, which will lead to more jobs and investment in the region’s economy,” TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson said.