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October 2, 2017 2:00 PM, EDT
Ryder Supply Chain Solutions to Slash 361 Jobs at Tennessee General Motors Facility

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions will lay off 361 employees contracted to the General Motors plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., on Nov. 22, according to a notice filed with the state government.

The carmaker previously announced 680 layoffs on the same date when it ceases operations during the third shift. General Motors cited a cut in production of the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5 crossover in the announcement.

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It’s a swift change in the tides in the state of business compared with two years ago when Ryder Supply Chain Solutions announced it would spend $16.5 million to double the size of its warehousing, transportation, kitting and assembly operations in Spring Hill to 600,000 square feet and promised to hire 606 workers.

“We are proud to expand Ryder’s world-class Spring Hill logistics operation in support of our growing business in this market,” Steve Sensing, president of the global supply chain solutions for Ryder, said in an announcement in August 2015. “We’ve served customers in Spring Hill for decades. The area is flush with talent enabling us to meet our customers’ logistics needs.”

Ryder ranks No. 7 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies in North America.