Spring Hill Manufacturing


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100 Saturn Pkwy
Spring Hill, TN. 37174 United States

Year Opened:


Facility Size:

6.9 million square feet; 2,100 acres

Employee Information


1,577 (as of Jan. 17, 2013)


311 (as of Jan. 17, 2013)


1,868 (as of Jan. 17, 2013)

Union Local:

UAW Local 1853

Facility Details

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 Milestones

  • 9/4/12: Spring Hill begins production of Chevrolet Equinox
  • 8/8/12: Spring Hill launches 2.5L Ecotec engine
  • 3/23/12: Spring Hill produces 3,000,000th 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 Saturn ION roll 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: The 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


  • 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

Products & Production

2012 CY Volume:

Powertrain: 699,400 engines

Stamping: 10,677,315 parts

Components Operations – Vehicle Interior Systems (VIS) and Paint and Polymers:


  • 4,350,751 pieces to support the production of the Chevrolet Traverse or GMC Acadia
  • 32,887 pieces to support service parts

Paint and Polymers

  • 787,855 parts to support the production of the Chevrolet Traverse
  • 81,401 parts to support Traverse and Saturn service

Facilities:  Vehicle Assembly, Powertrain, Stamping, Components

Vehicle Assembly: Chevrolet Equinox

Stamping Operations:
(50 transfer press die lines)
Interior doors, exterior door outers, body door rings, wheelhouses, floor pans, dashes, various interior reinforcement parts

Components Operations – Vehicle Interior Systems (VIS);  Paint & Polymers:

VIS(15 injection molding machines)
Mold and assemble interior garnish/interior doors for Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia

Paint & Polymers (24 injection molding machines/fascia paint system)
Mold and paint fascias for Chevrolet Traverse and mold and prime fascias for the Chevrolet Corvette

Powertrain Applications:

Ecotec 2.0L Turbocharged DI 4-cylinder:

  • Opel Insignia (Europe), Opel Astra (Europe), Buick Regal, Buick Verano

Ecotec 2.4L DI 4-cylinder:

  • Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Buick LaCrosse, Buick Regal, Buick Verano, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Captiva (Mexico), Daewoo Alpheon (Korea), Chevrolet Cruze (Korea), Chevrolet Orlando (Korea)

Ecotec 2.5L DI 4-cylinder

  • Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Malibu

Stamping Applications:
Ships to 6 assembly plants and 2 tier-two suppliers

  • Buick Regal (Oshawa), Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia & Buick Enclave  (Lansing Delta Township), Chevrolet Malibu & Buick Lacrosse (Fairfax), Chevrolet  Express & GMC Savana vans (Wentzville), Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe & GMC Yukon (Arlington), Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra (Flint), subassemblies (Marion) and two tier-two suppliers

Components Applications:

  • The Components operation molds interior and exterior components and paint fascias. These components are either shipped to tier-one suppliers that assemble and sequence parts to Lansing Delta Township, or they are shipped to the Ryder sequencing center to be sequenced in with the other product lines produced at Lansing Delta Township. In addition, the Components operation produces roughly 90 past model service parts for Saturn and fascias for the Chevrolet Corvette, assembled in Bowling Green, Ky.


  • 2012: Wildlife Habitat Council – Wildlife Habitat certification
  • 2012: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star® Challenge for Industry 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:                   
Wages:  $104.9 million
Payroll Taxes:  $19 million
Property Taxes:  $1.7 million

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