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GM to Lay Off up to 1,100 Michigan Workers

Latest in a series of automotive job cuts; slowing sales could risk more.

by on Mar.06, 2017

GM is laying off more than 1,000 employees at its Delta Township Assembly Plant.

General Motors has given layoff notices to as many as 1,100 workers at a factory in Lansing, Michigan, due to the plant’s elimination of a third shift at the Delta Township Assembly plant.

The move comes as GM trims production in May of its GMC Acadia utility vehicle. The factory in Michigan’s capital city currently employs 3,000 hourly workers and another 250 on salary. The factory will continue to produce two other utes, the Chevrolet Traverse and the Buick Enclave.

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Production of the GMC Acadia will shift to another GM plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. That factory will gain 650 jobs in the process. That plant will also produce the Holden Acadia, a version of the crossover that will be exported to Australia. In 2013, GM announced it was ending production in the Land Down Under, a move since copied by both Ford and Toyota. (more…)

GM Putting $47 Million into Tennessee, Michigan Plants

Moves part of larger $1 billion investment plan.

by on Feb.03, 2017

GM is investing $27 million into its Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant to build vehicles for Australia.

General Motors continues to use its checkbook, announcing it is investing $47 million into two plants in Tennessee and Michigan. The moves are part of a $1 billion investment plan announced earlier this year.

The company will spend $27 million at its former Saturn plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee to prep the facility to build right-hand-drive SUVs. Called the Holden Acadia, they’ll be exported to Australia. GM is phasing out vehicle manufacturing down under as part of a consolidation plan.

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The plant, which also makes the Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia, employs about 4,000 people work at the plant located about 35 miles south of Nashville that makes the Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia crossovers. (more…)

General Motors Investing $900 Million in Plants

Former Saturn site gets nearly $800 million in upgrades.

by on Apr.28, 2016

GM is investing nearly $800 million into its Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant as part of a larger investment plan.

General Motors plans to spend $788.7 million for an all-new, high-efficiency engine program, as well as projects to modernize the vehicle programs at its Spring Hill (Tennessee) Manufacturing Plant, creating 792 and retaining 16 jobs.

GM also announced a $118 million investment at its Bay City Powertrain facility, creating 29 and retaining 67 jobs.

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The GM announcement re-enforces a pattern of new investments in powertrain elements by domestic carmakers as the pressure mounts to meet increasingly tough standards for better fuel economy and cleaner emissions. GM isn’t alone in spending on its manufacturing operations these days. (more…)

Is GM Playing Shell Game with New Production Plans?

Maker moves Cadillac SRX to Spring Hill, but moves Equinox out.

by on Aug.29, 2014

GM is moving Cadillac SRX production to Spring Hill, Tennessee from Mexico. It failed to mention it's shifting Equinox production from Spring Hill to Mexico.

Everyone’s familiar with the shell game, right? It’s a game commonly associated with the streets of New York City and now possibly General Motors.

In the game, a small ball is place under one of three cups which are then quickly shuffled around. For a few bucks, someone is invited to guess what cup the ball is under; however, it seems GM may be playing the same game with vehicle production moving to the U.S.

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With some fanfare, the Detroit-based maker on Wednesday announced it was moving production of its Cadillac SRX crossover from its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, to the former Saturn plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. (more…)