General Motors to move Cadillac SRX production to Spring Hill, Tennessee

photo Ken Knight, center, General Motors Spring Hill facility complex manager, answers questions following a news conference on Aug. 27, 2014, at the GM plant in Spring Hill, Tenn. GM announced that it is moving production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to Spring Hill. With Knight are Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, and Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam, right.

SPRING HILL, Tenn. - General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Tennessee, leading United Auto Workers leaders to chide Tennessee Republicans for their opposition to the union increasing its influence in the state.

The UAW has represented workers at the former Saturn plant since it opened on the outskirts of Nashville in 1990, but state Republicans including Gov.