General Motors has a strong presence in southern Indiana with its GM Powertrain Bedford plant. The Bedford operation is one of the world’s largest aluminum die casting facilities, and utilizes a workforce exceeding 350 hourly and salary employees. GM Powertrain Bedford produces engine blocks, transmission cases and converter housings used in models including the Chevrolet Corvette and Cadillac XLR. In late April, 2010 GM announced that the company would add another 245 jobs at the Bedford plant. The automaker is investing $111 million to add a new production line slated to begin production in 2012. GM has had a presence in Bedford dating back to 1942.
Naval Support Activity Crane is a United States Navy installation located in southern Indiana. NSA Crane comprises 108 square miles primarily in Martin County but also extending into Lawrence and Greene Counties. The base, the third largest naval installation in the world, is situated adjacent to the town of Crane. Named after William M. Crane, NSA Crane was first established in 1941 as an ammunition depot. The focus of the base now is ?harnessing the power of technology for the warfighter? in three focus areas; special missions, strategic missions and electronic warfare/information operations. More than 3,000 individuals are currently employed at NSA Crane.
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