GM Investing $148 Million at Spring Hill Manufacturing for V8 Production
General Motors announced on Thursday that it will be investing $148 million into Spring Hill Manufacturing in order to repurpose its flexible machining and assembly equipment. The investment will help the plant meet market demand for GM’s popular 6.2-liter V8 engines, and it will allow Spring Hill to retain around 200 jobs.
“This investment will position GM and its workforce to promptly respond to consumer demand for this engine in the popular truck and SUV segment,” said Arvin Jones, GM North America Manufacturing Manager. “The flexibility of Spring Hill’s engine machining and assembly equipment is allowing GM to respond deftly when additional engine variant capacity is needed.”
Spring Hill Manufacturing will add capacity to accommodate production of the Small Block 6.2-liter V8 engine that is available for the Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab, GMC Sierra Crew Cab, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL Denali, and the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. It is currently being built at GM’s Tonawanda, New York and St. Catharines, Ontario facilities.
“Spring Hill and its employees have a reputation for producing award-winning 4-cylinder engines,” said UAW Local 1853 Chairman Mike Herron. “We appreciate GM recognizing these outstanding skills with the opportunity to build V8 engines for some of GM’s most popular full-size trucks and SUVs.”
The $148 million investment is part of the $709.4 million investment announced as part of the UAW-GM ratification agreement last year. GM has announced $1.35 billion in investments for Spring Hill since 2010.