GM to make investments at Tennessee and Michigan factories

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) — General Motors is expected to announce two factory investments on Wednesday that could add more than 800 jobs at plants in Tennessee and Michigan. The company has scheduled news conferences at factories in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and Bay City, Michigan. GM spokesman Tom...

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) — General Motors is expected to announce two factory investments on Wednesday that could add more than 800 jobs at plants in Tennessee and Michigan.

The company has scheduled news conferences at factories in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and Bay City, Michigan.

GM spokesman Tom Wickham would not comment before the ceremonies, but the automaker's 2015 contract with the United Auto Workers union says that Spring Hill will get 699 new jobs to build engines and make parts. The Bay City factory will get 133 jobs to make engine and transmission components.

A summary of the contract says the investments are part of $1.9 billion that GM has agreed to spend on U.S. facilities during the four years of the agreement.

The Spring Hill complex south of Nashville currently has about 2,300 hourly employees, according to GM's website. It makes the new Cadillac XT5 midsize SUV and two four-cylinder engines. It will start producing the GMC Acadia midsize SUV later this spring.

The Bay City plant north of Detroit has 320 hourly workers who make piston pins, camshafts, oil pumps and other parts.

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