GM’s Spring Hill Plant Gets $22 Million Investment for Engine Production
General Motors will produce new engines at its manufacturing complex in Spring Hill, Tennessee — and it’s investing $22 million to make the necessary upgrades.
Once the facility is ready, GM will use it to build 6.2-liter V8 engines featuring new Dynamic Fuel Management technology. This system uses 17 different cylinder-deactivation patterns to help the engine maximize its effectiveness.
“This investment will enable our Spring Hill team to continue building our award-winning engines enhanced with technology that will improve fuel efficiency and performance for our customers,” said GM CEO and Chairman Mary Barra. “This investment reflects our commitment to vehicles and technologies our customers desire today and in the future.”
The Spring Hill plant employs about 3,800 workers. In addition to four-cylinder and eight-cylinder engines for a variety of GM vehicles, the Cadillac XT5, GMC Acadia, and Holden Acadia are also built there.
Over the past nine years, GM has invested more than $2 billion into Spring Hill. Just recently, GM poured $300 million into the plant (and plans to add more than 200 jobs) so it can also build the 2020 Cadillac XT6 three-row SUV there. Production will start on that recently introduced model later this year.
As GM ramps up production numbers at SUV/crossover-focused Spring Hill, it’s dialing them back elsewhere. Production is ending on sedans or sedan components at four of the automaker’s facilities in the U.S. and one in Canada.
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