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Wed August 27, 2014
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GM Brings Cadillac SUV, Engine Production to Spring Hill

Credit gm.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) General Motors announced this morning that it will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Spring Hill.

It was unclear how many new jobs the move would create. The Spring Hill factory complex now employs about 1,600 hourly workers.

United Auto Workers Union Spring Hill Local President Tim Stannard recently told WMOT it’s good to see the plant thrive again. He noted that the number of workers at the plant had fallen from a high of more than 6,000 to about 500.

“Now you can see the place coming back, getting ready to thrive. You know, people are excited. There’s a lot of action; things we like to see. And the community…the community is excited to. You can feel it catching hold in the community.”

In addition to the new model, the United Auto Workers Union says GM will also invest $191 million at the Spring Hill complex to build new small gasoline engines. That investment will keep 415 jobs at the site.