Spring Hill

UAW Worries About GM Plant in Spring Hill

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Associated Press from Forbes: Auto industry analysts suggest General Motors' Spring Hill plant could become vulnerable as the Obama administration makes steeper demands in return for federal financial support, and workers say they are nervous. President Barack Obama had said GM's initial plans to become viable didn't go far enough.

Video: Senator Corker's Enthusiastic Tour Through GM's Saturn Plant in 2007

Aerial Photo of the Former Saturn Plant

Automotive News: U.S. Senator Bob Corker emerged as a harsh critic of General Motors and the UAW during Congressional debate over an industry bailout last year. "GM is spiraling downward," said the freshman senator in November. But Corker was once an enthusiastic proponent of GM - or sure sounded like it. A video circulating on YouTube shows just how enthusiastic he was.

Spring Hill Workers, Businesses Worry About Idle General Motors Plant

G. Chambers Williams III from the Tennessean: Another temporary closure of the GM plant here until at least February 9 has spread anxiety among workers and nearby business owners who rely on consumer spending by GM's local workers to bring profits to their stores.

Anger Grips Spring Hill Auto Workers

Peter Whoriskey from the Washington Post: As the workers and residents of this small town that launched the Saturn automobile see it, there are several villains in the collapse of the automakers' rescue plan. But what stuns many in this place defined by the GM auto plant and its 4,200 workers is that no person played a larger role in the demise of autoworker hopes than their own Senator Bob Corker, who is now regarded by some here with the kind of disdain reserved for traitors.

GM Adds a Month to Spring Hill Downtime

Aerial Photo of the Former Saturn Plant

Dan Strumpf from the Associated Press: As part of a larger General Motors Corp. production slowdown, a GM spokeswoman at Spring Hill says the plant will extend its downtime for the holidays by more than a month because of market conditions. Spring Hill plant spokeswoman Kate Neary said Friday that the holiday begins December 24 for GM's 3,481 employees at Spring Hill.

Plight of Saturn is Saddening After Brand Put Tennessee on Map

Commentary by Gail Kerr from the Nashville Tennessean newspaper: It sounds like a bizarre Stephen King short story: tens of thousands of loyal people from all over the country drive the same brand of car to a small Tennessee farm town. But it really happened: People in the 1990s loved their Saturns so much, they came in droves to a motorized homecoming in sleepy Spring Hill.

Flashback Friday: More Saturn "Did You Know?" Facts

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A few weeks ago, in another episode of "Flashback Friday," I posted some not-so-well-known Saturn trivia bits. Folks seemed to enjoy taking a look back at Saturn while testing their knowledge of both the company and cars of yesterday. As a result of the feedback, I've compiled another list of "Did You Know?" Saturn trivia facts for your viewing pleasure.

General Motors to Commemorate Launch of Chevrolet Traverse at Spring Hill Plant

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.

An Inside Perspective: Retooling Spring Hill

To many fans, the former Saturn manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee is a big part of the brand's heritage. The sheer number of emails I've received about the plant from Saturn owners over the years speaks volumes for the appreciation customers have for the work – on both the union and management sides – that was done at the facility.

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Saturn Sales Decline in July Inline with Industry; Aura, Sky, Astra Sales Increased Last Month

Saturn sales were down 13.6% in July, despite higher sales of the brand's newly revitalized and fuel-efficient car lineup. The jump in sales by the Astra, Sky, and Aura, though, wasn't enough to offset the sales gap left by the discontinued Ion sedan and quad coupe. As a result, Saturn's car sales fell 12.7% last month compared to July 2007.