General Motors has announced that it plans to invest $45 million at its Bedford, Indiana, aliminium die-casting foundry. The investment is expected to expand the facility’s production capacity of EV drive unit castings to support the expected rise of demand for the Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV full-size pickups.
It has been noted that the Bedford operation is one of the leading aluminum die-casting facilities in the world, and this investment is an investment into not only the facility but also the ‘team and their commitment to excellence.’
Ray Curry, President, UAW, said, ‘UAW local members’ skill, training and craftsmanship contribute to the success of this facility, and this investment highlights the role they will play in GM’s future EV growth.”
Back in December 2021, GM had announced a $51 million investment at Bedford to install new, state-of-the-art equipment which would support the drive unit castings production for the Chevrolet Silverado EV and various other casting applications.
Since 2011, GM has invested more than $456 million in Bedford Casting Operations.