Spring Hill Manufacturing


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100 Saturn Parkway
Spring Hill, Tennesse. 37174 United States

UAW Local:

UAW Local 1853

Facility Size:

6.9 million square feet; 2,100 acres

Employee Information






1,849 (as of August 31, 2015)

3rd Party Service Providers:


Facility Details

Facility Opened: 1990
Facility Type: Vehicle Assembly, Powertrain, Stamping and Components

The GM Spring Hill Manufacturing facility is located in Spring Hill, a growing community 40 miles south of Nashville. The plant lies within the borders of Maury County. The facility produced Saturn vehicles from July 30, 1990 until March 2007. The facility produced the Chevrolet Traverse from September 2008 until November 2009. Currently, the site manufacturing operations consist of a flexible vehicle assembly plant producing the Chevrolet Equinox, an engine plant making 4-cylinder engines, a stamping plant, two polymer injection molding operations and one painting operation for bumper fascias. These manufactured engines and other components are supplied to various GM assembly plants around the globe.

Plant History

  • 2/24/15: Spring Hill produces the plant’s 100,000th Chevrolet Equinox
  • 4/23/14: Spring Hill produces 4 millionth Ecotec Engine
  • 9/4/12: Spring Hill begins production of the Chevrolet Equinox
  • 8/8/12: Spring Hill launches 2.5L Ecotec engine
  • 11/09: Last Chevrolet Traverse rolls off the line
  • 9/2/08: Spring Hill begins production of the Chevrolet Traverse
  • 3/07: Last Saturn VUE and ION rolls off the line
  • 2006: Spring Hill launches Ecotec 2.0L turbocharged direct injection engine
  • 10/3/03: Spring Hill produces 3,000,000th vehicle
  • 2002: Spring Hill begins production of the Ecotec engine for the Saturn VUE and ION
  • 8/29/02: Last Saturn S-series rolls off the line
  • 2000: Spring Hill breaks ground on new Powertrain plant, which produced the Ecotec 4-cylinder engine
  • 6/30/90: First Saturn — a red SL Sedan – rolls off the line
  • 1989: First Saturn 1.9L engine produced in the Powertrain facility
  • 1988: Topping out ceremonies for Powertrain plant

Recent Major Investments

  • 8/14: $185 million to make small gas engines, and Cadillac XT5 named as future mid-size vehicle to be produced at Spring Hill
  • 8/13: $167 million added to the previously announced $183 million pledge for two future midsize vehicles
  • 11/11: $61 million to reopen assembly plant as flex operation; $183 million for future midsize vehicle
  • 6/11: $32 million to increase production capacity of Ecotec 4-cylinder engine
  • 9/10: $483 million for the all-new Ecotec 4-cylinder engine and increase in Ecotec engine production capacity
  • 2007-2010: $58 million to support upgrades to the 2.4L engine for E85 capability; production of the new 2.0L turbo w/direct injection for 100% export to Europe, and upgrades to 2.4L engine for direct injection technology emissions

Products & Production

Vehicle Assembly:
Chevrolet Equinox
Cadillac XT5

Powertrain Operations:
Ecotec 2.0-liter turbocharged direct injection 4-cylinder engines
Ecotec 2.4-liter direct injection 4-cylinder engines

Stamping Operations:
(4 transfer press lines)
Wheelhouses, outer surface metal, inner closure panels, floor pans and dashes

Injection Molding & Fascia Paint:
30 Injection molding machines for internal and external parts
Mold and prime fascias for Chevrolet Corvette

Powertrain Applications:
Ecotec 2.0L Turbocharged DI 4-cylinder: Opel Astra (Europe), Buick Verano
Ecotec 2.4L DI 4-cylinder: Chevrolet Equinox, Buick LaCrosse, Buick Regal, Chevrolet Impala,
Chevrolet Captiva (Mexico), Daewoo Alpheon (Korea), Chevrolet Cruze and Orlando (Korea)

Components Applications:
The Components operation molds interior and exterior components and paint fascias. The Injection Molding & Fascia Paint operation produces fascias for the Chevrolet Corvette, assembled in Bowling Green, Ky.

Recent Awards

  • 2015: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry Recognition for Assembly Plant
  • 2015, 2013: Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry — Comprehensive Energy Excellence Award (more than 250 employees)
  • 2015: J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Winner for 2015 Chevrolet Equinox
  • 2015: Wildlife Habitat Council — Wildlife at Work recertification, certified since 2004
  • 2015: Wildlife Habitat Council — Corporate Lands for Learning recertification
  • 2014: Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce — Spirit of the Region Award
  • 2014: CABLE (Connecting Women & Opportunity) — Promote Women Award
  • 2014: Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance — Economic Impact Award
  • 2014: Tennessee Green Star Partnership Program — Three Star Partner Status
  • 2013: Wildlife Habitat Council — Corporate Lands for Learning Rookie of the Year
  • 2013 & 2012: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry Recognition for Stamping and Powertrain Plants
  • 2012: Ward’s North America “10 Best Engines” for Ecotec 2.0L Turbo direct injection 4-cylinder engine
  • 2012: Tennessee Pollution Prevention Program — Performer status
  • 2011: Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry — Environmental Certificate of Achievement
  • 2010: Ward’s North America “10 Best Engines” for Ecotec 2.4L direct injection 4-cylinder engine 

Community Involvement

Economic Impact (2014):
Wages: $178 million
Payroll Taxes: $28 million

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