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    From CNBC

    General Motors said Thursday it will invest $22 million in its Spring Hill manufacturing complex in Tennessee to build high-tech, fuel-saving V-8 engines.

    The announcement follows a $300 million investment at Spring Hill to make the Cadillac XT6, a three-row sport utility vehicle unveiled at the Detroit auto show in mid-January. The automaker said it has sunk $2 billion into the plant since 2010.

    It also comes months after the largest U.S. automaker said it will cut up to 14,000 jobs in North America as it realigns its product portfolio away from slow-selling sedans. No new jobs at Spring Hill will be added as a result of the engine investment, said GM spokesman Dan Flores, but the XT6 project will add more than 200 jobs there.
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    We know that despite the expansion of the PBC center going on right now within BGA, that when full production of the C8 starts, just like the C7, that GM can not make 100% of the Corvettes’ motors within the BG plant. Knowing that it costs less to ship motors when they are built close by, and that Spring Hill is 100 miles from Bowling Green, a full 550 miles less than Tonawanda where most of the C7’s motors were/are being built, this GM press release is probably foretelling where the majority of ME’s motors will be built.

    Originally posted by Plants.gm
    GM to Invest $22 Million in Spring Hill Plant for Advanced Engine Technology

    2019-01-24

    GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra announces investment as plant celebrates new Cadillac XT6
    Since 2010, GM has invested more than $2 billion at the Spring Hill Complex


    SPRING HILL, Tenn. — General Motors is investing $22 million at its Spring Hill, Tennessee, manufacturing complex to enable the engine plant to build 6.2L V-8 engines with GM’s advanced Dynamic Fuel Management technology. With today’s announcement, GM has invested more than $2 billion in the Tennessee complex since 2010.

    “This investment will enable our Spring Hill team to continue building our award-winning engines enhanced with technology that will improve fuel efficiency and performance for our customers,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra during a visit to the plant to meet with employees and community leaders to celebrate the new Cadillac XT6. “This investment reflects our commitment to vehicles and technologies our customers desire today and in the future.”

    For several years, General Motors has been transforming its business to win in the core automotive business and the future of personal mobility. The new investment is a testament to the company’s commitment to optimize its core business to meet strong customer demand.

    GM’s Dynamic Fuel Management technology is the industry’s first cylinder deactivation technology, which enables the engines to operate in 17 different cylinder patterns to optimize performance. DFM enables only the cylinders needed to deliver the power a customer wants.

    In addition to the new investment, GM is completing a previously announced $300 million investment at the complex for production of the all-new Cadillac XT6. Spring Hill will be adding more than 200 jobs for the all-new, three-row Cadillac crossover.

    GM’s Spring Hill Manufacturing complex consists of a flexible vehicle assembly plant and an engine plant. On the vehicle side, the plant produces the GMC Acadia, Holden Acadia and Cadillac XT5. In addition, Cadillac just unveiled the all-new Cadillac XT6 and the plant will begin building the vehicle later this year. The engine plant builds four- and eight-cylinder engines.

    The Spring Hill complex opened in 1990 and currently employs about 3,800 people.

    GM has a strong presence in Tennessee with more than 4,000 employees working in the state. In addition to the Spring Hill complex, GM has a parts distribution center in Memphis. Tennessee is home to more than 200 suppliers and GM spends more than $700 million annually with those suppliers. GM currently has 78 independently owned dealerships across the state that employ about 4,800 people. Nearly 11,000 GM retirees currently call Tennessee home.

    https://plants.gm.com/media/us/en/gm...pringhill.html


    Last edited by John; 01-24-2019, 01:31 PM.
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    • #3
      Perhaps not so good for my part of Canada. Currently the 6.2l V8 is built in St Catharines, Ontario.

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      • #4
        Sorry about that. ****.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bikerjulio View Post
          Perhaps not so good for my part of Canada. Currently the 6.2l V8 is built in St Catharines, Ontario.
          I heard its "business as usual" at St Catharines engine plant...but Oshawa...
          Last edited by Boomer; 01-24-2019, 04:48 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Boomer View Post

            I heard its "business as usual" at St Catharines engine plant...but Oshawa...
            It was just a comment on the way the story points to a possible future move of the engine production out of St Catharines.

            It would be interesting to know how much "offset" GM puts into Canada compared to sales here. Now and in the future.
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            • #7
              More about LT2’s being manufactured at Spring Hill, TN. Information provided thanks to Skank.

              [Quote=DetroitNews]From the article below on building the new 6.2L LT2 Corvette Engine in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

              General Motors Co. plans to spend $22 million at its plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, so the automaker can build new 6.2L V-8 engines with GM’s advanced dynamic fuel management (DFM) technology.

              GM said Thursday the engine plant would build 6.2-liter V-8 engines. The automaker has spent $2 billion at the facility since 2010.

              The engines will be built with GM's Dynamic Fuel Management technology, the automaker said. GM says the cylinder-deactivation feature fires 17 different cylinder patterns to boost performance and save fuel.

              GM’s DFM cylinder deactivation technology enables the engines to operate in 17 different cylinder patterns to optimize performance. DFM enables only the cylinders needed to deliver the power a customer wants.


              https://www.detroitnews.com/story/bu...es/2667326002/
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              • #8
                PBC’s size increase: With the truly massive growth in the size of BGA’s Powertrain Build Center already accomplished (it was just one end of the room in which Mary Barra made her announcement last Thursday about the 2nd shift being added to BGA) , my guess is that the increase is incorporation of capacity for all three of the following cars: C8 Z06 and alsofor both CT6, 4.2L, 32V TT motors, and lastly, those motors we believe will also go into the 2021 Cadillac Escala.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Boomer View Post

                  I heard its "business as usual" at St Catharines engine plant...but Oshawa...
                  When production of the Camaro LT1 begins it's plant will need some of the 6.2 engines.

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