GM Announces Tennessee Expansion

General Motors said Wednesday it will invest $906.7 million at its plants in Spring Hill, Tenn., and Bay City,  creating or retaining 904 jobs, the latest in a string of investment announcements by the Detroit Three in recent days.

GM said it will invest $788.7 million to retool its Spring Hill plant so it can build an all-new, fuel-efficient engine and to modernize. That investment will create 792 jobs and retain 16 jobs, GM said. The automaker also said it will invest $118 million at its Bay City Powertrain plant, where it builds engine components. That investment will create 29 jobs and retain 67 jobs, the company said.

Hiring for those positions will begin toward the end of the year, said GM manufacturing manager Arvin Jones.

The investments are part of commitments GM made as part of a new, four-year contract ratified last fall by UAW members to invest $8.3 billion over the next four years at its new plants.

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