General Motors Invests $167 Million in Spring Hill for New Vehicles

General Motors Invests $167 Million in Spring Hill for New Vehicles

From General Motors:

SPRING HILL, Tenn. – General Motors today increased to $350 million planned spending for new vehicles to be produced at its Spring Hill assembly plant. The new investment adds $167 million to a previously announced $183 million pledge and is expected to create or retain about 1,800 jobs.

The new investment is for two projects:

An additional $40 million added to the earlier announced $183 million investment to support a future mid-size vehicle program, bringing the new total investment to $223 million. This program is expected to create or retain approximately 1,000 jobs.

A second mid-size vehicle program with an investment of $127 million that will create or retain approximately 800 jobs.
Timing and product specifications for both programs will be shared closer to start-of-production.

The new programs will add to existing manufacturing operations at the site that include vehicle assembly, stamping, engine and component parts production.

“Today’s announcement recognizes the commitment of Spring Hill employees and leadership,” said Mark Reuss, president, GM North America. “As a team, they draw upon the plant’s unique heritage and dedicated work force to deliver top quality for our customers.”

Located 40 miles south of Nashville, GM Spring Hill Manufacturing operates as a flexible-assembly plant, capable of building a variety of products on a range of platforms. The facility is designed to supplement production for plants being retooled for new products or add production to meet sales spikes in real time.

Chevrolet Equinox production began at the site in the third quarter of 2012 to meet growing consumer demand and support GM’s Canada operations. GM Spring Hill Manufacturing, home to the former Saturn brand from 1990 to 2007, operates as a fully integrated complex.

“I would like to thank General Motors for its confidence that the highly skilled members of UAW Local 1853 can successfully build mid-size vehicles with high quality here at Spring Hill,” said UAW Vice President Joe Ashton, who directs the union’s GM Department. “The hard work and dedication of our members once again proves that we can competitively manufacture vehicles for the future right here in Tennessee.”

2013 Camaro takes top spot for July sales

2013 Camaro takes top spot for July sales

Last month, Ford came out on top with more than 9,000 Mustangs sold, beating out the Camaro and the Challenger.

But could the Blue Oval take the lead again in July?

Apparently not. According to Torque News, the Chevy Camaro outsold the Mustang last month with 7,969 units, and had a 15% increase over sales at this time last year. The Mustang came in second with 5,768 sold, and the Challenger was last with 4,271.

How does that affect sales numbers for the year? Take a look.

Chevy Camaro: 50,281

Ford Mustang: 48,879

Dodge Challenger: 34,253

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2014 Corvette Stingray involved in multi-car crash

2014 Corvette Stingray involved in multi-car crash

Autoweek reports that a 2014 Corvette Stingray, likely from Chevy’s captive test fleet, was involved in an accident with a second-gen Lincoln Town Car in Madison Heights, Michigan.

There was no official word on what caused the accident, but judging from the photos, someone could have run a red light or possibly hydroplaned. (Feel free to share if you have a better guess.) Hopefully everyone was ok.

This isn’t the first report of a C7 crashing. Remember when this 2014 Stingray hit a rock wall in Arizona? Click here.

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myPowerBlock member Shannon Nicole shared this awesome video a 1986 Monte Carlo SS burnout!

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myPowerBlock member Dennis Martinez shared this awesome video his ’78 K5 Blazer tearing up the mud at The Canadian River in Amarillo, TX.

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1932 Chevy takes its turn on the dyno

1932 Chevy takes its turn on the dyno

A 1932 Chevy sedan packing a 350 cubic-inch motor was tuned to 247 horsepower and 234 torque with help from Smokey’s Dyno and Performance.

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