Alexander on Future of GM, Spring Hill Plant

Posted on May 29, 2009

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement today regarding General Motors and its factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee: “General Motors’ Spring Hill plant has been an important magnet for the growth of auto jobs in Tennessee. I am doing everything I can to help it be a part of our future,” said Alexander. “Communities across our state are worried about how GM’s restructuring will impact them—from the Spring Hill plant to the thousands working for auto parts suppliers and car dealerships. In terms of keeping and creating new auto jobs, the sooner the federal government gets out of the business of trying to run auto companies the better. “In my conversations with Fritz Henderson, the president and CEO of General Motors, I have reminded him that Spring Hill is one of GM’s newer and more efficient plants as well as one of its largest investments and could help the new GM be a stronger company for years to come,” said Alexander.