GM Moving Cadillac SRX Production To Tennessee

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

GM will shift production of the Cadillac SRX crossover from a facility in Mexico to the former Saturn plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The move will bring $185 million in investment and 390 jobs to the plant.

In addition to the SRX, another unnamed “midsize” vehicle and a new series of small-displacement Ecotec engines will be built at Spring Hill. Reports claim that the GMC Acadia will move to the plant in 2016, which would suggest future commonalities between the two vehicles, which are currently built on separate platforms.

Spring Hill was once the production site for GM’s Saturn vehicles, and was an overflow site from the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and the Chevrolet Traverse.

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  • APaGttH APaGttH on Aug 27, 2014

    But, but, but, isn't there the evil UAW in Tennessee? Doesn't the UAW only kill American investment and destroy American jobs that end up going to Mexico or southern states to avoid the evil UAW...

  • Turboprius Turboprius on Aug 27, 2014

    Southeast, southeast, southeast! Yay!!!!! Tennessee is right to work. They could whip the annoying union workers in the booty. I've been to Tennessee a lot, and it's a great place. Kudos to Cadillac. Shame is, GM loves their unions. But hopefully, they'll look at what happened to their home base, and realize locating in an RTW state is the right thing to do.

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    • Highdesertcat Highdesertcat on Aug 28, 2014

      VoGo, I'm quite aware of ESOPs, and annual bonuses. If you had taken the time to research this agreement, you would have learned that this agreement is neither. I see it is much more in line with guaranteed profit sharing reserved from shareholders and stock holders, with none of the losses to be suffered by UAW employees that stock holders and owners would have to suffer in case of losses. Pretty smooth, actually, since the US taxpayers can always be called upon for bailouts, handouts and nationalization again. Precedence already set.

  • Threeer Threeer on Aug 28, 2014

    Regardless, I am happy to see some production moving BACK to the US. The wife saw an ad for the SRX the other day and actually kind of liked it. Of course, we're here in Saudi and in no rush (or ability) to buy any vehicle, but maybe we'll look at a TN-Caddy down the road, just for giggles.

  • Shaker Shaker on Aug 28, 2014

    There is an extraordinarily complex relationship involving free trade, NAFTA, shareholder wealth, union decline, RTW states, etc. I'm just glad to see some middle class workers return to the U.S., because (in general), they tend to pay their fair share in taxes and stimulate the economy by actually being part of it.