Davis Upset at GM for Investing in Mexico

An idled GM plant in Spring Hill is giving Congressman Lincoln Davis reason to scold the recovering automaker. This month the company announced production of a new vehicle and engine outside the U.S.

The Spring Hill GM plant falls within the congressional district of Democrat Lincoln Davis. It’s been a source of great economic development, but more recently job loss. The car assembly lines at the plant are still on standby, waiting for a new assignment. Only engine production remains at the facility. So Davis says he didn’t like reading about GM’s most recent production decision.

“I am deeply upset that I saw where GM announced that they were going to spend $500 million to build a high-efficiency V-8 engine in northern Mexico, when in fact we have that assembly working on the 4-cylinder high-efficiency engine in Spring Hill.”

While put off, Davis says he still expects Spring Hill will get a new assignment, and feels an announcement isn’t far off.

GM currently employs 11,000 people in Mexico.

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