General Motors Co. today announced today it would invest $788.7 million in its Spring Hill Manufacturing Plan in Tennessee for an all-new, high-efficiency engine program as well as vehicle modernization programs. Additionally, GM will investment will create nearly 800 jobs.
GM also announced it will invest $118 million in its Bay City Powertrain facility in Michigan, creating nearly 30 jobs and retaining about 65.
“This investment will help GM and our workforce continue to put the customer at the center of everything we do, providing them with powertrain solutions to meet their changing needs,” says Arvin Jones, manufacturing manager for GM North America.
Jones says construction will begin in May and will last several years.
Since 2010, GM has investment more than $2 billion in its Spring Hill Operations, including a $148-million investment to repurpose flexible machining and assembly equipment to build V8 engines.
“Spring Hill and its employees have earned a reputation for producing award-winning engines,” says Mike Herron, UAW Local 1853 Chairman. “GM recognizes this and we’re thankful they are investing further in the future of this facility and this community.”