GM announces $45 million expansion project in aluminum die-casting foundry at Bedford plant

BEDFORD – General Motors is investing $45 million into expanding its aluminum die-casting foundry in Bedford to feed two metro Detroit assembly plants that will produce electric vehicles.

This investment is a critical move in the automaker’s plans to produce vehicles that provide zero emissions by 2035.

This money will fund expanding the facility’s production of EV drive unit castings to support full-size pickups such as The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV and 2024 GMC Sierra Denali Edition 1 EV.

Silverado EV

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

The capacity expansion work at Bedford will begin immediately.

Last year, the 1-million-square-foot site began producing electric drive unit castings that have been used in the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV pickup, which is being built at Factory Zero.

Phil Kienle, GM vice president of North America manufacturing and labor relations

“Our Bedford operation is one of the leading aluminum 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 vice president of North America manufacturing and labor 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.”

Since 2011, GM has invested more than $456 million in Bedford Casting Operations.