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.