Facilities: Die Cast Production Building
Located in south central Indiana, GM Powertrain Bedford is one of the leading aluminum die casting facilities in the world. Bedford uses an aluminum die cast process to manufacture transmission casings and converter housings for the new fuel efficient six speed transmissions. Most team members are represented by United Autoworker Locals 440 and IBEW Local 16. Bedford is located in the heart of Indiana’s limestone country in beautiful south central Indiana. The Bedford facility is about 25 minutes south of Bloomington, home of Indiana University.
December 2013 – $29.2 million
· $22.6 million for 10-speed transmission components
· $6.6 million for 6-speed transmission component capacity increase
July 2011 – $32 million
· Investment for transmissions for Buick and Chevrolet models with eAssist fuel-saving technology.
June 2011 – $49 million
· Investment for tooling and equipment to produce components for an 8-speed transmission and small engine program
April 2010 – $111 Million
· Investment for addition of semi-permanent mold cylinder head casting line for V6 and V8 engines. Expansion of newer precision sand casting technology needed to support the newer, more efficient engines in GM’s product portfolio.
2006/2007 - $114 Million
· Die cast investment