April 22, 2021
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced Friday Ultium Cells LLC, a joint venture of LG Energy Solution and General Motors, will invest more than $2.3 billion to build its second battery cell manufacturing plant in the United States in Spring Hill.
The project will create 1,300 new manufacturing jobs.
“The decision to build this plant in Tennessee is a testament to our state’s position as a leader in the automotive industry,” Lee said. “As automakers continue to shift production to electric vehicles, I am proud that Tennessee offers the business climate and skilled workforce to support their growth. I appreciate General Motors and LG Energy Solution for making this substantial investment in Spring Hill and for creating 1,300 new jobs for Tennesseans.”
Ultium Cells LLC will build the new 2.8-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art plant on land leased from General Motors. Construction will begin immediately, and the plant is scheduled to be open in late 2023. Once operational, the Ultium Cells plant will supply battery cells to GM’s Spring Hill assembly plant.