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GM is reopening a manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee to build extra supplies of the Equinox crossover and other hot-selling vehicles. That’s right, hot-selling GM rides that need extra supplies, out of the ultra flexible factory. GM’s struggled to meet demand for the Equinox this year, trying to keep up with a 45 percent sales increase from last year. So to prevent sullen customers who want want want that car now now now but can’t get it, the old Saturn facility will have the capability to build a wide range of models when consumer tastes change unexpectedly.
The Spring Hill plant has been closed since 2009; 2,000 workers were laid off, and 800 additional employees relocated to various facilities around the country. While it’s not a perfect replacement, GM will throw $61 million Spring Hill’s way and re-create 685 jobs. An additional $183 million will be invested in the future, with another 1,200 jobs added. GM has yet to decide on the subsequent investment’s timing.