Spring Hill GM plant suspends production, again - WKRN News 2

Spring Hill GM plant suspends production, again

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Several hundred workers at the General Motors plant in Spring Hill are off the job Monday.

The plant is suspending production for two weeks because of slow sales.

The GM plant temporarily shut down in December, leaving about 2,000 workers temporarily out of a job and local businesses with fewer customers.

Eric Redd has been in the business of serving fresh catfish in Middle Tennessee for years.

He recently opened Whisker's near the GM plant and depends on its workers to keep the family business in business.

"It's very, very important to us," he told News 2 Monday.  "That was one of the factors in opening this store to hopefully get a lot of GM lunches, the lunch crowd from GM."

Redd estimates nearly 40% of his customers work at the plant.

He hopes, for both their sake, sales pick up again soon.

Employees were off for six weeks beginning December, came back for three and now, are out of work for another two weeks.

Friday was the last day for the majority of the GM workers.  Others will work through the end of this week.

The temporary shut down will continue until March 16.

The Spring Hill facility is one of the newest in the General Motors Company.

Nearly $1 billion was spent re-tooling the plant, which can build any GM vehicle, except the Hummer.

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