SPRING HILL, Tenn. – General Motors is expected to announce it is recalling about 400 idled union workers to its Spring Hill plant to build a four-cylinder engine, an official who'd been briefed about the new jobs said Tuesday.
Last year, GM was forced to lay off 2,000 workers at Spring Hill when the plant stopped producing the Transverse Crossover and went idle.
About 800 of those workers have relocated to GM plants in other states.
Production for the engine would not begin until 2013, but Spring Hill leaders are hopeful something will move into the plant.
"This is a great plant. We're very optimistic that something good is going to be coming to the plant, we just don't know what it is yet." Victor Lay told News 2.
The Detroit Free Press first reported the decision, citing an anonymous source.
An official announcement from GM is expected on Friday.