General Motors recalling some 400 idled workers to its Tenn. plant to build 4-cylinder enginesBy AP
Friday, September 17, 2010
GM expanding engine production at Tennessee plant
SPRING HILL, Tenn. — General Motors is expanding production at its Spring Hill plant, recalling hundreds of idled workers to build four-cylinder engines.
The automaker announced Friday that about 400 workers are being summoned to build engines for midsize crossover vehicles.
GM plans to invest $483 million to build the next generation of the company’s Ecotec four-cylinder engine. The factory already builds three four-cylinder engines.
The automaker laid off about 2,000 workers at Spring Hill last year and about 800 of those workers have relocated to GM plants in other states.
Gov. Phil Bredesen welcomed the decision.
“The quality and productivity of GM’s Tennessee workforce means it makes sense for the company to expand engine production here,” his statement said.
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