GM invest in Bedford facility
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General Motors plans to invest USD45m at its Bedford, Indiana aluminium die casting foundry.

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GM invests USD45m at Bedford Casting Operations

General Motors has announced plans to invest USD45m at its Bedford, Indiana aluminium die casting foundry. 

This investment will be used to expand the facility’s production capacity of EV drive unit castings to support the anticipated strong demand for the Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV full-size pickups. The capacity expansion work at the facility will begin immediately.

A leader in aluminium die casting capabilities 

“Our Bedford operation is one of the leading aluminium die casting facilities in the world and this additional investment is really an investment in the Bedford team and their commitment to excellence,” said Phil Kienle, GM VP of North America manufacturing and labour relations. “This investment helps build job security for our Bedford team for years to come as we continue to prepare our entire manufacturing footprint for an all-electric future.”

In December 2021, GM announced a more than USD51m investment at Bedford to install new, state-of-the-art equipment. That equipment supports drive unit castings production for the Chevrolet Silverado EV and various other casting applications.

Production of electric drive unit castings

Last year, the 1m ft2 site began producing electric drive unit castings that have been used in the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup.

“Since 2011, General Motors has invested more than USD456m into the Bedford operations, and their additional investment in Bedford’s economy and workforce further demonstrates their commitment to and understanding of our community’s values and strengths,” said Bedford Mayor Sam Craig. “We are grateful they continue to choose Bedford as they enter their era of EV production, keeping our workforce and community part of their company’s mission. We are proud to partner with GM in their goals toward an electric future.”

GM’s Bedford plant opened in 1942 and is a leader in aluminium die casting capabilities. The site’s nearly 680 hourly and salaried workers manage die casting processes that produce cylinder blocks, transmission cases, structural components and drive unit housings used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.