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GM to spend $100m on US truck transmission plants | Automotive Industry News

Typical Motors said it would shell out US$100m at two of its factories – $93m...

Typical Motors said it would shell out US$100m at two of its factories – $93m at the Romulus, Michigan propulsion plant and $7m at the Bedford, Indiana casting functions.

The Romulus investment will insert machining capability while the Bedford investment will improve die casting capabilities. Each investments will support amplified creation of the ten-speed automatic transmissions applied in the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra gentle-duty, whole-sizing pickups. Perform will start out promptly at each places.

“Need for our Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra whole-sizing pickups carries on to be very potent and we are using action to improve the availability of our trucks for our sellers and clients,” said Phil Kienle, GM’s VP of North America production and labour relations.

Romulus now builds V6 engines and ten-speed transmissions applied in a assortment of vehicles. The plant originally opened in the 1970s as part of GM Detroit Diesel Allison Division creating diesel engines and factors. The plant started to deliver engines in the 1980s, and via the decades, has generated over ten.8m V8 engines and over six.6m V6s.

Bedford Casting Operations is situated in south central Indiana and is one of the world’s top aluminum die casting amenities creating transmission casings, converter housings, heads, and tiny petrol engine blocks applied in GM vehicles.