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GM Invests $40M in Propulsion Plant

The facility makes engines that power 13 different cars, trucks and crossovers.

GM worker Rickey Lane at the Spring Hill Assembly plant.
GM worker Rickey Lane at the Spring Hill Assembly plant.

SPRING HILL, Tenn. — General Motors will invest $40 million in the Spring Hill Global Propulsion Systems (GPS) plant to increase capacity of the 5.3L V8 engines for GM’s full-size truck and SUV programs.

The 5.3 V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This engine variant is available for select full-size trucks and SUVs, including Chevrolet’s Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban as well as the GMC Sierra. 

GM’s Spring Hill GPS facility currently produces three engines that power 13 of General Motors’ cars, trucks and crossovers.

This investment adds to the previously announced $22 million investment in Spring Hill GPS made in early 2019 and contributes to the more than $2 billion invested in the Spring Hill Manufacturing complex since 2010.

Spring Hill Manufacturing employs over 3,700 people and the hourly workforce is represented by UAW Local 1853. 

GM Spring Hill Manufacturing began operations in 1990 and has since produced over 6 million vehicles and 4.5 million engines. Spring Hill Manufacturing is the largest GM facility in North America. 

The flexible vehicle assembly plant and Global Propulsion Systems plant sit on 2,100 acres with 900 of those acres dedicated to farming. An additional 100 acres are dedicated to a wildlife habit, inhibiting wetland and native grasses. GM Spring Hill Manufacturing’s wildlife area has received Gold recognition and certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council. 

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