GM Adding 650 Jobs in Tennessee to Meet Demand for Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia

GM will add a third shift at its Spring Hill, Tenn manufacturing facility to meet higher than expected demand for the Cadillac XT5 and its platform mate, the GMC Acadia.

According to Automotive News, GM is currently finalizing the hiring of an additional 650 workers ahead of the third shift coming online in January 2017. Currently the General employs 3,265 workers at the 6.9 million-square-foot facility.

Both the XT5 and Acadia have been sales stalwarts since hitting the market earlier this year. The XT5 is currently Cadillac’s hottest selling U.S model, YTD Cadillac has sent 21,696 XT5’s to new homes, proving it has a similar appeal to the SRX it replaces.

For GMC, the Acadia is outperforming industry averages, with a 19 day turn-rate, it spends less than a third of the time on dealer lots compared to the industry average 73 days. Sales are down 22-percent YTD, but that’s contrasted with the hugely popular outgoing Acadia.

 

It’s been a rough go for Spring Hill since the Saturn brand was shuttered, at its peak there were upwards of 8,000 workers employed at the Tennessee facility, with the recent hiring announcement the workforce will grow to nearly half of what it once was.

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