Construction of Ultium Cells Tennessee Plant on Schedule

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The first steel went up this week for the new Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing plant in Spring Hill. The 2.8 million-square-foot facility will mass-produce battery cells for electric vehicles and create more than 1,300 new jobs for the region, according to a press release.

Since August, ground has been broken and concrete footings have been poured at the site. Steel construction at Ultium Cells LLC will continue into spring of 2022. Production is slated for 2023.

“We are proud of this achievement commencing our project progression. Although this is just the beginning of many milestones in Spring Hill, Ultium Cells is well positioned and poised to maintain the momentum,” said Kee Eun, president. “Many thanks to the State of Tennessee, the Spring Hill community and our construction partners for their steadfast support.”

Photo by Wade Payne for Ultium Cells

The state-of-the-art plant will use the most advanced and efficient battery cell manufacturing processes to power the all-electric Cadillac LYRIQ, according to the release. The facility will be extremely flexible and able to adapt to ongoing advances in technology and materials. 

“This is an important milestone for the Spring Hill Ultium Cells team and construction trade partners as we continue to build our physical foundation through the construction of our site, and our cultural foundation as we begin to grow our team,” said Chris Desautels, plant director at Ultium Cells Spring Hill. “We are very grateful for the continued support from the Spring Hill community and we look forward to sharing our vision of a new era of manufacturing and sustainability as we push towards an all-electric future.” 

Job seekers interested in challenging and rewarding careers in battery cell manufacturing can apply for open positions on the Ultium Cells website.

Ultium Cells, a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution, will mass-produce Ultium battery cells to advance the push for a zero-emissions, all-electric future. GM and LG Energy Solution are investing in the joint venture to support EV manufacturing in the U.S., and in turn, local jobs, education, career training and infrastructure.

The forthcoming Ultium plant in Lordstown will equal the size of 30 football fields and create more than 1,200 new jobs. Production is slated for August of 2022.

Pictured: The first steel goes up during construction on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at the all-new Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing facility in Spring Hill, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne for Ultium Cells)

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.