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GM Invests $127 Million In Bedford Casting Plant

General Motors announced Tuesday it will invest $127.4 million in its Bedford Casting Operations plant that will lead to approximately 127 new jobs.

The plant has received seven investments from GM since 2010 totaling more than $426 million, which Plant Manager Lamar Rucker attributes to its 700 hard workers and an engaged management team.

"We've got to continue to be innovative in our transmissions, in how we do things, from a safety and a quality and a fuel efficiency standpoint, so we're fortunate the corporation has invested their trust in us to support these things." Rucker says.

Bedford Mayor Shawna Girgis spoke at the announcement event, calling GM a "community-changing" presence in the city.

Republican Rep. Eric Koch also spoke, saying the investment is a vote of confidence in the plant and the city.

In addition to new jobs the money will help renovate an expansion of the plant, now a massive empty space, to be used for production once completed.

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