General Motors to add 650 jobs at Spring Hill factory to meet SUV demand

by SpeedLux
General Motors

General Motors stated it would include a 3rd shift and 650 jobs at its factory located in Spring Hill, Tennessee to meet higher demand for its just recently introduced Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia crossover SUVs.

General Motors is finalizing data to fill positions in the existing quarter, while the extra shift will be introduced in January 2017, the automaker stated on Tuesday.

There were around 3,265 hourly and employed staff members at the 6.9 million square-foot factory as of September 1.

Introduced in April, the XT5 has become Cadillac’s best-selling design with over 22,000 sales in the United States, and about 37,500 internationally. A plant in China develops the model for that nation and the Spring Hill plant produces for other markets. China is the second-biggest market for the model and Canada is third, General Motors stated.

The 2017 GMC Acadia designs remain on dealership lots for an average of 19 days before they are sold, General Motors stated, compared with an industry average of 73 days. The Acadia’s 2016 U.S. sales are lowered by 22 percent at 58,540 through September, in big part because of the intro of a fresh version of the crossover and the sell-down at lower volumes of the older model earlier this year, a General Motors spokesperson informed.

General Motors stated it had invested over $2 billion at the Spring Hill factory since 2010.

The plant develops the 2 automobiles and likewise makes engines and has a stamping operation that feeds a number of other General Motors automobile assembly factories.

The Spring Hill plant in its prime time had over 8,000 employees and was the center of production for General Motors’ Saturn brand of cars and SUVs that was shuttered in 2009. Saturn was among 4 brand names General Motors shed as it went through its 2009 government-sponsored bankruptcy and restructuring.

The plant made engines however not automobiles from November 2009 to September 2012. When it resumed automobile production, it started with the Chevrolet Equinox crossover SUV.

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