Wednesday, October 12, 2016 08:00 AM


General Motors is adding a third shift and expanding its workforce at its Spring Hill facility to increase output of the Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia.

The automaker announced plans Tuesday morning to hire 650 workers at the facility about 40 miles south of Nashville, which includes a flexible vehicle assembly plant and an engine plant.

The facility employs 3,300 hourly and salaried workers, up from 2,643 workers in April.

“Spring Hill is demonstrating again its flexibility and agility to meet increasing customer demand for GM’s hot products,” Cathy Clegg, vice president of GM North America Manufacturing & Labor Relations, said in a statement. “Just last month, Spring Hill quickly converted engine production to meet higher demand for full-size truck engines,” Clegg said. “Now, the Spring Hill team will need to move with lightning speed to launch a third shift in vehicle assembly in only three months.”

Hiring for the third shift will start this quarter and the shift is expected to begin operations in January.

In a statement, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker called the automaker's announcement “outstanding news for the more than 650 individuals and families who will benefit from General Motor’s growth in Spring Hill.”

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander heralded Tuesday’s announcement as solidifying ...

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