General Motors will move ahead with a major reconstruction of its Saturn plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., as it ponders what vehicles to build there.
Industry sources said late last month that GM is considering moving the plant's current Saturn products, the Ion and Vue, to other GM factories. And studies are under way to determine what to build at Spring Hill.
But the planning won't stop a scheduled $400 million overhaul of the 15-year-old plant. Preparations for the work are in progress, says Mike Herron, chairman of Saturn UAW Local 1853. Construction could begin in November, he says.
A GM spokeswoman said the automaker was not at liberty to discuss the plans or the Spring Hill labor agreement.
Whatever GM's ultimate product plans are at Spring Hill, Herron says the automaker committed to several major changes in a UAW contract that went into effect there in February: