General Motors’ Spring Hill Manufacturing operations broke ground Wednesday, Oct. 5, for the expansion of its engine plant, part of the $788.7 million investment announcement from April of this year.
“The fact that we are not just adding a building, but actually blasting into the rock formation one more time, is an absolute testament to this site and this workforce’s commitment to make the world’s best propulsion systems,” Plant Launch Operations Manager Tom Engle said.
The Spring Hill team has produced more than 5 million Ecotec 4-cylinder engines at benchmark quality and efficiency. Since then, the site has successfully launched three other engine lines; including a V8 engine that was launched in record time.
“The ground breaking for the Spring Hill Manufacturing plant expansion, for a new engine program, strengthens the job security for all of our Tennessee team members,” UAW Chairman Mike Herron said.
“General Motors knows they can count on the Spring Hill team to launch, and build the next generation engines that will power GM products in the future, at the highest quality levels and at a very cost competitive rate. These are two very important factors in awarding new work to any GM facility. We are very proud of our UAW workforce in Spring Hill. They continue to build the best engines in the world, powering GM’s products of the future,” he said.
Since 2010, GM has announced investments of more than $2 billion for the Spring Hill Manufacturing operations. This includes a $148-million investment announced in February to repurpose flexible machining and assembly equipment to build Small Block 6.2L V8 engines for GM’s hot-selling trucks.
Pictured in Photo: Personnel Director Don Rich, UAW Chairman Mike Herron, Plant Manager Corry Tucker, Plant Launch Operations Manager Tom Engle, Manufacturing Engineering Integration Manager Tony Sullivan, UAW President Tim Stannard Photo credit: Sanford Myers