Alexander: GM Investment One More Sign “Tennessee is the Best State for New Auto Jobs”

Praises General Motors’ investments at Spring Hill facility to produce advanced small gas engines and Cadillac SRX

Posted on August 27, 2014

“During the last 30 years, nothing has done more to raise family incomes than the arrival of General Motors and the auto industry. Today's announcement is one more sign that the next 30 years should be even better.” – Lamar Alexander 

SPRING HILL, Aug. 27, 2014 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today made the following statement on General Motors’ decision that it will be investing $185 million at its manufacturing facility in Spring Hill, Tenn., to produce small gas engines and retain 390 jobs. GM also identified it will be producing the Cadillac SRX as part of a $350 million investment that will retain more than 1,800 jobs at the facility.

“GM’s announcement today is one more sign that Tennessee is the best state for new auto jobs,” Alexander said. “During the last 30 years, nothing has done more to raise family incomes than the arrival of General Motors and the auto industry. Today's announcement is one more sign that the next 30 years should be even better.”

Alexander joined Gov. Bill Haslam, GM executives, and other civic and government officials at today’s announcement in Spring Hill.

As governor, Alexander recruited Nissan which brought the first auto plant to Tennessee in 1980, followed by Saturn, a branch of GM, in 1985. Today, one-third of the manufacturing jobs in Tennessee are in the automotive industry.

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