GM to make investments at Michigan and Tennessee factories

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) – General Motors is expected to announce two factory investments on Wednesday that could add more than 800 jobs at plants in Tennessee and Michigan.

The company has scheduled news conferences at factories in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and Bay City, Michigan.

GM spokesman Tom Wickham would not comment before the ceremonies.

But the automaker’s 2015 contract with the United Auto Workers union says that Spring Hill will get 699 new jobs to build engines and make parts. The Bay City factory will get 133 new jobs to make engine and transmission components.

The Spring Hill complex makes the new Cadillac XT5 midsize SUV and two four-cylinder engines. It will start producing the GMC Acadia SUV later this spring. The Bay City plant makes piston pins, camshafts and other parts.

Tuesday Ford Motor Company announced it’s investing $1.4 billion in its Livonia, Michigan, transmission plant to build a new 10-speed transmission. The company says it will create or retain 500 hourly jobs at the plant to make the transmission, which will debut later this year on the F-150 Raptor.

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