General Motors has stated that it will increase its production as the demand in SUV segment is ever growing over the course of time.
General Motors revealed that it will be adding a third shift to its Spring Hills manufacturing facility in Florida, US. In turn, it will open up 650 new jobs at the assembly plant.
Currently, the Spring Hills facility manufactures Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia model. From January 2017, the production rate will rapidly increase.
The Spring Hill plant has 3,265 employees and features comprehensive engine, assembly and stamping facilities. The expansion of this plant is currently underway.
Vice President of GM North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations, Cathy Clegg said, "Spring Hill is demonstrating again its flexibility and agility to meet increasing customer demand for GM's hot products."
She added, "Just last month, Spring Hill quickly converted engine production to meet higher demand for full-size truck engines. Now the Spring Hill team will need to move with lightning speed to launch a third shift in vehicle assembly in only three months."
Since 2010, GM has announced more than $2 million of investment for the Spring Hills facility to reuse machining and assembly equipment.
GM stated that the recently launched Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia have received a good response from the customers and the sales of the SUV is expected to reach new heights in the future.