GM Invests $61 Million to Bring Spring Hill Assembly Plant Back

General Motors employee Ray Smith works on sub-assembly of A-pillars for the Chevrolet Traverse at the GM Spring Hill plant Monday, November 21, 2011 in Spring Hill, Tennessee. GM announced today it will invest $61 million to bring its idled Spring Hill assembly plant back to life as a flexible manufacturing facility capable of building any GM car or crossover based on customer demand or manufacturing need. The investment will create 594 hourly jobs and 91 salaried positions at the facility that will begin to produce the Chevrolet Equinox in the second half of 2012. GM also announced a second investment of $183 million for future midsize vehicles to be built at Spring Hill. Timing was not announced, but that investment is expected to create an additional 1,090 hourly and 106 salaried positions. Spring Hill powertrain and stamping operations for the Chevrolet Traverse are still operating at the plant. (Photo by Alan Poizner for General Motors) (11/21/2011)