Spring Hill Gets Major Investments

Although the General Motors Spring Hill assembly plant has been closed since 2009, it is going to go back into production in the second half of 2012 producing Chevy Equinoxes.

Although the General Motors Spring Hill assembly plant has been closed since 2009, it is going to go back into production in the second half of 2012 producing Chevy Equinoxes. This will be the result of a $61-million investment in the plant announced by GM today.

S

“Spring Hill has a history as one of GM’s most innovative and flexible plants. We’re pleased that, working together with the UAW, we were able to build on that history and develop a plan to resume production at Spring Hill,” said Cathy Clegg, vice president of GM Labor Relations.

While the former assembly home of the Saturn products hasn’t been running, the powertrain and stamping operations at Spring Hill have continued in production. GM invested $515-million in the powertrain plant in the last 14 months.

In addition to the $61-million, GM announced an additional investment of $183-million for the capability of building future midsize vehicles. Timing has not been announced.

As a consequence of these investments, Spring Hill Assembly will have the capability of producing virtually and GM car or crossover.

Which makes it a different kind of assembly operation.