GM to Invest $22 Million in Tennessee Engine Plant

Noria news wires

General Motors (GM) recently announced that it will invest $22 million at its manufacturing complex in Spring Hill, Tennessee, to enable the plant to build 6.2-liter V-8 engines with the company’s advanced Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM) technology. The industry’s first cylinder deactivation technology, DFM technology allows engines to operate in 17 different cylinder patterns to optimize performance.

"This investment will enable our Spring Hill team to continue building our award-winning engines enhanced with technology that will improve fuel efficiency and performance for our customers," said Mary Barra, GM chairman and CEO. "This investment reflects our commitment to vehicles and technologies our customers desire today and in the future."

Opened in 1990, the Spring Hill manufacturing complex consists of a vehicle assembly plant and an engine plant. On the vehicle side, the plant produces the GMC Acadia, Holden Acadia and Cadillac XT5. The plant will also begin building the new Cadillac XT6 later this year. The engine plant builds four- and eight-cylinder engines.

Since 2010, GM has invested more than $2 billion in the complex, which currently employs about 3,800 people. In addition to this new investment, the company is completing a previously announced $300 million investment at the complex for production of the Cadillac XT6, with more than 200 jobs expected to be added.

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