GM to upgrade Indiana foundry to support electric pickup

General Motors is planning a $51 million upgrade at its aluminum die casting foundry in southern Indiana to support manufacturing of the upcoming electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

GM said it will install state-of-the-art equipment at its sprawling Bedford plant, which this year began producing electric drive unit castings for the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup and 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV, The Herald-Times reported.

Production of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup will begin in December at GM’s Factory ZERO assembly plant, located in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan.

The planned upgrade at the Bedford foundry will support the manufacture of drive unit castings for the Chevrolet Silverado EV and other current casting applications, company officials said.

“This investment is another example of the company bringing along our workforce in our journey to an all-electric future while we strengthen our current products,” said Phil Kienle, GM vice president of North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations.