Cadillac SRX Production Moves to Tennessee
Chevy Equinox production heads for Mexico
General Motors announced at the end of last month that Cadillac SRX production would be shifting from Ramos, Arizpe Mexico, to Spring Hill, Tennessee, a town of 31,000. Spring Hill used to be responsible for the production of Saturn vehicles, until GM nixed the brand in the financial crisis of the late 2000s.
GM will also be investing $185 million in the Spring Hill plant for engine production. The Spring Hill plant will be responsible for manufacturing GM’s new three- and four-cylinder EcoTec engines.
This means a fair number of jobs should be coming to the small town, courtesy of GM.
However, during its big announcement, General Motors failed to mention that production of the Chevy Equinox could be heading to Mexico. A source close to Reuters revealed the glaring omission following the official announcement. The move is likely scheduled for 2017, when the Equinox is due for a redesign.
Even if the Equinox moves to Mexico, the source did confirm that there will still be a net job increase at the Spring Hill plant, thanks to the engine investment and the relocation of Cadillac SRX production.
General Motors has not officially commented on the potential move of the Equinox.