GM invests $45 million to expand Indiana aluminum die casting foundry

General Motors is investing $45 million to expand its aluminum die casting foundry in Bedford, Indiana, to service two Detroit-area assembly plants that will produce electric vehicles critical to the automaker’s future.

The investment in Bedford, while a small number compared to previous investments in other GM facilities that have run into the billions, is a critical factor in the automaker’s move to move to zero emissions by 2035.

That’s because that money will fund the expansion of EV drive unit casting production at the facility to support full-size pickup trucks: the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV and 2024 GMC Sierra Denali Edition 1 EV.

The investment follows a GM made in December 2021 when it announced it would invest $51 million in Bedford to install new equipment that would support the Silverado EV. In September of this year, GM announced it would invest $760 million in its Toledo Propulsion Systems plant in preparation for manufacturing power units that will be used in future electric vehicles.

“EV powertrain castings made in Bedford will end up in powertrains built at GM’s Toledo plant, which then ships the finished powertrains to assembly plants like Factory ZERO and Orion to power products like the Silverado EV,” said GM spokesman Dan Flores.