GM Needs Cars; Spring Hill Stands Ready

GM Needs Cars; Spring Hill Stands Ready

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Feb 15, 2010 9:16 PM CST


By Eric White 

SPRING HILL, Tenn. – General Motors is in short supply of some of its most popular cars. Auto insiders said the company’s Spring Hill plant might be reopened to fill the need. 

The Spring Hill GM plant was idled in November as part of the company’s restructuring. 

"It’s the best quality plant. The best workforce," said Spring Hill Mayor Mike Dinwiddie. 

Mayor Dinwiddie was confused with GM’s initial decision to idle the plant.

While speaking at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Orlando, GM’s North American president Mark Reuss offered reason to be optimistic. 

Reuss said the company would consider reopening plants to resupply inventory of the Chevrolet Equinox, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac SRX. Reuss added the company is "still looking at which [plants] and how to do it." 

Auto insiders said GM’s Janesville, Wisconsin plant could also be reopened. If it came down to Spring Hill and Janesville, Dinwiddie said Spring Hill is the most flexible plant that GM owns in the country. 

Dinwiddie said he is happy Spring Hill remains on GM’s radar. He warned it is too early to celebrate because GM officials have been known to change their mind at a moments notice. 

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