GM Plans to Add a Second Shift at the Spring Hill Tennessee Engine Plant image

Today, September 10th, GM announced it will add a second shift at the Spring Hill engine plant located in Tennessee.

The US automaker said it will add a second shift at its engine plant in Tennessee, as well as 100 extra employees in phases in 2014. GM said that it increases capacity as t expects growing demand for its 2.5-liter, four-cylinder Ecotec engine. The automaker said that the vacant jobs will first be taken by the Spring Hill workers and the remaining ones will be filled gradually in 2014.

The 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine is used for the Malibu and Chevrolet Impala models, but GM also manufactures here the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines and the 2-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder. In 2012 the plant, which currently has more than 2,000 workers, produced almost 700,000 engines.

In August, GM announced its plans to add a third vehicle to the plant in Tennessee, a move for which it will invest $167 million and create or keep 1,800 jobs. The automaker will also add $40 million to a $183 investment it has previously announced, for manufacturing a new midsize vehicle. The remaining $127 million will be spent to build a second midsize vehicle.

Source: The Detroit News