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Old 10-01-2008, 11:33 PM   #1
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It's still strange for me to hear, read, or think about Saturn's former plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee building a non-Saturn product, but with the Lambda-based Chevy Traverse already shipping from the factory, I guess it's time for me to stop nostalgically living in the past.

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Old 10-02-2008, 07:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: General Motors to Commemorate Launch of Chevrolet Traverse at Spring Hill Plant

Kinda strange that a factory that was suppose to make a small reliable car to take on the imports is making a large crossover vehicle that is competing with the Saturn Outlook (Clones)

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Old 10-03-2008, 06:23 AM   #3
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It's a far better outcome than a weed infested piece of real estate holding empty buildings and surrounded by a barbed wire topped chain link fence.

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Old 10-03-2008, 07:31 AM   #4
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Kinda strange that a factory that was suppose to make a small reliable car to take on the imports is making a large crossover vehicle that is competing with the Saturn Outlook (Clones)
Blame the UAW.

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Old 10-03-2008, 01:26 PM   #5
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It's a far better outcome than a weed infested piece of real estate holding empty buildings and surrounded by a barbed wire topped chain link fence.

The way GM is losing market share and money I'm sure more plants will close. If GM went bankrupt they could shed the UAW contacts like the steel industry did.

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Old 10-03-2008, 05:28 PM   #6
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Default Re: General Motors to Commemorate Launch of Chevrolet Traverse at Spring Hill Plant

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It's a far better outcome than a weed infested piece of real estate holding empty buildings and surrounded by a barbed wire topped chain link fence.
I suppose, though they could always tear it down to put up a Walmart or Home Depot! I think that's basically what they did to the old GM plant in Linden, NJ.

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Old 10-03-2008, 10:13 PM   #7
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they should build a US Astra at Spring Hill instead of the Chevy Travesty

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Old 02-16-2010, 11:57 AM   #8
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It's a far better outcome than a weed infested piece of real estate holding empty buildings and surrounded by a barbed wire topped chain link fence.
It's ironic that this is exactly what might happen to it after all. GM has not been forthcoming with it's destiny since they stopped building Chevys there. Looks like the big change in Spring Hill only lasted a year(10-08--10-09).

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Old 02-16-2010, 03:03 PM   #9
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Default Re: General Motors to Commemorate Launch of Chevrolet Traverse at Spring Hill Plant

It's been so long is Spring Hill making anything?

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Old 02-16-2010, 07:15 PM   #10
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It's been so long is Spring Hill making anything?
Parts and engines, no vehicles

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Old 02-16-2010, 07:15 PM   #11
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Default Re: General Motors to Commemorate Launch of Chevrolet Traverse at Spring Hill Plant

Mostly Ecotec engines after Traverse production moves to LDT.


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Old 02-16-2010, 07:19 PM   #12
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they should build a US Astra at Spring Hill instead of the Chevy Travesty
Not likely. The speculation in the rumor mill has US Astra production going to Lordstown alongside the Cruze - or Orion Township with the Spark.


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Old 02-17-2010, 12:12 AM   #13
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:56 AM   #14
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Mostly Ecotec engines after Traverse production moves to LDT.

The Traverese has already moved there

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Old 02-17-2010, 08:47 AM   #15
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Default Re: General Motors to Commemorate Launch of Chevrolet Traverse at Spring Hill Plant

So you have a major plant that used to make vehicles and engines that makes just engines. Wow .. GM still has a lot more shrinking to do but hey they have the goverment cash machine behind them

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Old 02-17-2010, 09:53 AM   #16
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I wonder if they will commemorate the occasion with a bronzed effigy of Bob Lutz, facing the old Saturn plant giving the middle finger salute?

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I suppose, though they could always tear it down to put up a Walmart or Home Depot! I think that's basically what they did to the old GM plant in Linden, NJ.

Yep...like Route 1 actually needs ANOTHER strip mall....

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Old 02-18-2010, 07:21 PM   #18
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An old Ford plant in Mawah NJ is now the US corporate headquaters for Sharp Electronics

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Anyone know what the future holds for Colorado/Canyon? GM has been unusually quiet lately. There was also talk about a stretched Lambda that would be the basis for the next-generation Escalade.

I think 'in limbo' would be the best way to describe Spring Hill Manufacturing right now.


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Senator Elect Scott Brown from MA drove a Canyon so I'm sure that sales of that vehicle have increased since the election. He conveyed the 'truck guy' image.

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