Tuesday 30th July 1985
The Saturn Corporation announced that their first plant would be built in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Three years earlier General Motors (GM) initiated a small car project code-named Saturn. The first Saturn car was driven off the assembly line in 1990. The company announced its “Saturn Philosophy,” detailing a unique attitude towards manufacturer-dealer-customer relations as well as providing for a labour contract with the United Auto Workers (UAW). Separate from General Motors’ existing contract, Saturn employees had a direct input into the management of the company.