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Old 08-05-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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Lindsay Chappell from Automotive News: Suppliers and workers at General Motors' assembly plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, thought they had the inside track this summer when GM had to decide quickly where to build a new family of subcompact cars. The plant boasts a recent renovation, a history of good labor relations and the sort of innovative supplier-automaker partnership that automakers profess to seek. It wasn't enough.

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Old 08-05-2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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Kind of old news now

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Old 08-05-2009, 11:20 PM   #3
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Yeah, but that Automotive News article was only published yesterday and it had a few more "behind the scenes" detail than what I had seen before. There are also unconfirmed reports that Spring Hill will get the next round of new product in GM's pipeline.

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Old 08-06-2009, 11:19 PM   #4
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Spring hill is no longer a Saturn Plant suprise. The reason GM didn't put product there now is strictly political MI's economy is in a greater state of decline then TN and Obama is pulling the strings behind the scenes of course as to where GM builds cars. Have to reward Dems for doing nothing you know. I feel for the Employees for Spring Hill you guys unfortunately got sold down the river by the schmucks at ren center. Leave it to GM to make another fabulous decission...

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Old 08-07-2009, 07:33 AM   #5
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Spring hill is no longer a Saturn Plant suprise. The reason GM didn't put product there now is strictly political MI's economy is in a greater state of decline then TN and Obama is pulling the strings behind the scenes of course as to where GM builds cars. Have to reward Dems for doing nothing you know. I feel for the Employees for Spring Hill you guys unfortunately got sold down the river by the schmucks at ren center. Leave it to GM to make another fabulous decission...
Spring Hill has plenty of Lambda product coming. And, no, Obama is not pulling any strings. TN just didn't sweeten the deal enough to get the small car investment. This stuff was planned well before the bankruptcy, loans, etc. SH stopped being a "Saturn plant" when the S-series died (even though GM built the plant and fronted the start-up money, etc.).

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Old 08-07-2009, 07:21 PM   #6
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Spring Hill has plenty of Lambda product coming
Unless GM plans on releasing more vehicles on the Lambda platform where the capacity exceeds that of Lansing, or if the Lambda vehicles really start to take off in sales, I doubt it

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Old 08-07-2009, 10:54 PM   #7
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Why is it no one complains to our goverment that you dont see or hear about car plants closing in mexico? Do you really think as long as you follow along quietly like sheep that everything will be ok? Very soon over 5 million peoples extended unemployment benifits will expire. Lock your doors and watch the news, if you still can afford electricity.

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Old 08-07-2009, 11:50 PM   #8
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Spring Hill has plenty of Lambda product coming. And, no, Obama is not pulling any strings. TN just didn't sweeten the deal enough to get the small car investment. This stuff was planned well before the bankruptcy, loans, etc. SH stopped being a "Saturn plant" when the S-series died (even though GM built the plant and fronted the start-up money, etc.).
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1. If you are referring to the Traverse, it was only built there for the 2008 model year and production is moving to Michigan for sequential year productions...

2. Spring Hill was STILL a Saturn plant AFTER the S-Series was done (which ended in 2002)...Spring Hill was a Saturn facility up to 2007...ALL Ions, as well as 1st/2nd Gen VUEs were built there...3rd Gen VUE production is in Mexico now. Unless you are just referring to S-Series as being "True Saturns" (another whole thread discussion...)

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1. If you are referring to the Traverse, it was only built there for the 2008 model year and production is moving to Michigan for sequential year productions...
No. It was also built there for the 09 model year, and they just started 2010s a couple weeks ago

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No. It was also built there for the 09 model year, and they just started 2010s a couple weeks ago
I must have missed that news...I had thought that GM was moving the Traverse production to Michigan to free up Spring Hill for something else...

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I must have missed that news...I had thought that GM was moving the Traverse production to Michigan to free up Spring Hill for something else...

Typical GM...changing their minds at a moment's notice.
With the Outlook gone, or at minimal build, it frees up space for the Traverse. Spring Hill will handle the overflow. SH will be home to the Lambda CUT, a la RidgeLine, and next-gen Escalade.

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I must have missed that news...I had thought that GM was moving the Traverse production to Michigan to free up Spring Hill for something else...

Typical GM...changing their minds at a moment's notice.
The plant isn't moving yet, so hold your typical GM bashing. Production of the Traverse is being moved to Lansing in Novemebr

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With the Outlook gone, or at minimal build, it frees up space for the Traverse. Spring Hill will handle the overflow. SH will be home to the Lambda CUT, a la RidgeLine, and next-gen Escalade.
Rumours, rumours, that along with other things have been said for Spring Hill for quite some time. Nothing from GM has been mentioned yet, and if something does it will not be until GM starts gaining a lot more in sales

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Rumours, rumours, that along with other things have been said for Spring Hill for quite some time. Nothing from GM has been mentioned yet, and if something does it will not be until GM starts gaining a lot more in sales
Sure it has. GMi confirmed that the products are still on for SH. It will be idle until the new products are ready for production, but the products are there.

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