Comprehensive Logistics, a third party logistics provider, will be opening a new $30m automotive manufacturing support facility just a mile from the General Motors plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The facility will house the manufacturing and light assembly of automotive components for the OEM.
The Spring Hill facility is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2015, and will be spread over 13 acres (5.2 hectares), creating more than 200 jobs for the area. “We were awarded the contract from GM for a manufacturing support facility to support their manufacturing plant. We are pleased we are working with a developer on the construction of the new facility, but will not own it, just lease it,” a spokesperson for Comprehensive Logistics told Automotive Logistics. Overall, Comprehensive Logistics now manages more than 4m sq.ft (370,000 sq.m) of facility operating space across the United States and Canada.
Comprehensive Logistics will be offering logistics, value-added assembly and sequencing support to GM. According to the spokesperson, the company’s services at Spring Hill will include: warehousing; container management; and sub-assemblies for tyres and wheels, headliners, rear suspensions and front verticals. Comprehensive will also be providing trailers for the operation, but not the tractors or drivers, the spokesperson said.
Brad Constantini, executive vice president, principal of Comprehensive Logistics said, “This contract…exemplifies our expertise in helping General Motors to meet growing consumer demand for their vehicles.”
The governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, also welcomed the investment, and pointed to the state’s good infrastructure and logistics links. “Comprehensive Logistics’ decision to locate a new facility in Spring Hill is another example of the excellent logistics infrastructure and business-friendly environment our state offers to companies around the world.”
GM builds trucks at Spring Hill, including the Chevrolet Colorado and Express, and the GMC Canyon and Savana. In the first eight months of this year the carmaker has built 30,700 vehicles at the plant, a rise of 6% compared to the same period in 2013.