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Ford Megasite: Spring Hill more than just an automaker town

Saturn came and went, now GM is expanding

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 17, 2021 7:08 PM CT | Published: November 17, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>The General Motors site in Spring Hill, Tennessee, originally covered 2,800 acres but is now 1,700 after GM sold some land and donated land, including for a high school and a firehouse.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

The General Motors site in Spring Hill, Tennessee, originally covered 2,800 acres but is now 1,700 after GM sold some land and donated land, including for a high school and a firehouse. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

“We’re not just an auto town. It’s an important part of the community, but not that big gorilla,” said Chris Ziegler, who worked 31 years at GM, almost 28 of them for Saturn and GM in Spring Hill. 

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General Motors Saturn Jeffrey LaMarche Mike Rayburn Spring Hill Rebecca Melton Maury County Chris Ziegler Ford Memphis Regional Megasite United Auto Workers Subscriber Only

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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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