General Motors’ Spring Hill Complex in Tennessee is set to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles, joining Factory ZERO in Detroit, Michigan, and Orion Assembly in Orion Township, Michigan.
Last year, GM announced it would invest $2 billion in Spring Hill to build fully electric vehicles, including the all-new Cadillac LYRIQ.
In a statement released Friday, the carmaker said steel construction for a new body shop is underway at the Spring Hill Complex, which builds both vehicles and engines and has more than 3,200 employees.
With this effort, reads the statement, the facility will produce traditionally powered vehicles along with EVs.
Jeff Lamarche, plant executive director of Spring Hill’s vehicle assembly plant, described the development as ‘a historic moment for Spring Hill’.
“This is a historic moment for Spring Hill and the first major building expansion for our vehicle assembly space since initial opening in 1990,” Mr Lamarche said.
“The LYRIQ will be the first of many EVs to be produced at Spring Hill and we’re honoured and excited to be a part of GM’s all-electric future.”