GM To Invest $900 Million in Facilities; Including Bedford Plant

GM To Invest $900 Million in Facilities; Including Bedford Plant


General Motors Wednesday announced initiatives to strengthen and align its production output at key U.S. manufacturing operations.

The plans include investing more than $900 million in three facilities – Toledo Transmission Operations in Ohio, Lansing Grand River in Michigan and Bedford Casting Operations in Indiana – to prepare the facilities for future product programs.


The company will invest $37 million to support future product programs in Bedford, retaining 45 jobs.

Project Details Details about program timing and applications will be released at a later date.

Including Wednesday’s announcement, GM has invested more than $336 million into the Bedford plant since 2010.

“This investment in the future recognizes the excellent workforce at Bedford Casting Operations,” says Bedford Casting Operations Plant Manager Gareth Jolly. “It also demonstrates GM’s collaboration with our UAW and IBEW partners, which reflects how we continue to innovate and bring new powertrain solutions to our customers.”

The Bedford Powertrain currently employees 870, of those 689 are hourly and 181 salaried. The Bedford plant products include transmission casings, converter housings, heads, and small gas engine blocks.

GM also announced plans to align production output with demand for cars built at the Lordstown, Ohio, and Lansing Grand River, Michigan, assembly plants.

As the customer shift from cars to crossovers and trucks is projected to continue, GM will suspend the third shift of production at both facilities in the first quarter of 2017.

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