GM making investments at Tennessee and Michigan factories

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) — General Motors is investing $790 million at its plant in Tennessee and another $118 million Michigan. The company said Wednesday that it will create nearly 800 jobs at the Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant as part of the new high-efficiency engine program and other...

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              Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, second from left, talks with reporters after an announcement Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Spring Hill, Tenn., that General Motors will invest $790 million at its plant in Spring Hill and another $118 million in Bay City, Mich. The company said it will create nearly 800 jobs at the plant south of Nashville as part of the new high-efficiency engine program at the factory. With Haslam are Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd, left; United Auto Workers local chairman Mike Herron, second from right; and UAW regional director Ray Curry, right. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) — General Motors is investing $790 million at its plant in Tennessee and another $118 million Michigan.

The company said Wednesday that it will create nearly 800 jobs at the Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant as part of the new high-efficiency engine program and other modernization initiatives.

The automaker's 2015 contract with the United Auto Workers union said that Spring Hill would receive at least 700 new jobs as part of $1.9 billion in investments in U.S. facilities during the four-year agreement.

The Spring Hill complex south of Nashville 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.

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