General Motors is investing $100 million in two of its manufacturing facilities to support increased production of GM’s 10-speed automatic transmissions.
The investments will include $93 million at GM’s Romulus, Michigan, propulsion plant and $7 million at the Bedford, Indiana, casting operations.
The Romulus investment will add machining capability while the Bedford investment will increase the plant’s die casting production. Both investments for the automatic transmissions are used in Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty, full-size pickups.
Romulus currently builds V-6 engines and 10-speed transmissions used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles. Originally opened in the 1970s, the plant began to produce engines in the 1980s and has produced more than 10.8 million V-8 engines and more than 6.6 million V-6 engines.
The Bedford facility is a leading aluminum die casting plant and produces transmission casings, converter housings, heads and small gas engine blocks used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.