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Old 02-04-2017, 11:36 AM   #1
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Default Former Spring Hill Saturn Plant to Build RHD GMC Acadia SUVs for Export to Australia

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Former Spring Hill Saturn Plant to Build RHD GMC Acadia SUVs for Export to Australia

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General Motors today earlier this week that it will invest $47 million in its manufacturing facilities in Spring Hill, Tennessee and Bay City, Michigan to prepare for future product programs. The combined investments will result in 230 retained jobs in the US. This is part of a $1 billion investment in U.S. manufacturing operations announced by the company in January.

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Default Re: Former Spring Hill Saturn Plant to Build RHD GMC Acadia SUVs for Export to Austra

There must have been a lot of numbers crunching to determine whether or not to build a plant in Australia or revamp existing facilities and ship vehicles overseas......... with long term goals in mind for future projects. Perhaps this is a small hint of jobs leaving the country for years and now a slow reversal of outsourcing? Is it possible the world's economy has leveled the playing field where US labor is competitive to other nations to allow us to regain lost jobs given to Europe and the Pacific rim?

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Old 02-09-2017, 08:21 AM   #3
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Default Re: Former Spring Hill Saturn Plant to Build RHD GMC Acadia SUVs for Export to Austra

I thought Spring Hill already built the Cadillac XT5 crossover. Maybe GM decided on another assembly plant.

I know Trump, uh President Trump, is griping about Cruze hatchbacks, RAM trucks and Corollas made in Mexico and would like to see more U.S production, so the answer to fdryer's inquiry is 'maybe so'.


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We should buy that facility, if GM goes bankrupt again, and pull out all the old tooling for building our Saturn S-Series. A new law, allows you to make under 300 cars, each year, as "Replicas". They must pass emissions for the model year engine they are equipped with, meaning emissions standards for the actual year from which the engine was produced, not current emissions standards.

And those "Replicas" are allowed to be identical in both name and badge, as the originals, without civil liability from the original equipment manufacturer, because the car is technically a "Replica" of the original.

We could put Pontiac Fieros back into production, as well, since most of the patent licenses have expired for both types of cars.

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