GM says it will create more than 1,100 new jobs in Northeast Ohio with the construction of its Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown
The plant will begin actively hiring for key positions to execute the set up and launch of battery cell manufacturing. The OEM notes that additional job openings will be posted to the website as they become available.
“We are excited to share our vision of an all-electric future as we begin adding members to our highly-technical battery cell manufacturing team,” said Thomas Gallagher, plant director, Ultium Cells LLC. “This facility will lead us into a new era of manufacturing and sustainability as we push toward a zero-emissions future. We are very grateful for the Lordstown community’s continued support.”
It’s claimed the plant, which will be about the size of 30 football fields, will have an annual capacity of more than 30 gigawatt hours and room for expansion. This joint venture with LG Chem to develop and mass-produce battery cells, is expected to drive cell costs below $100 per kilowatt-hour at full volume, and the new Ultium batteries are expected to have some of the highest nickel and lowest cobalt content in a large format pouch cell.
In the past month, GM has unveiled its Factory ZERO, an all-electric vehicle assembly plant that will serve as the launchpad for the OEM’s multi-brand EV strategy; the reveal of the GMC HUMMER EV; and GM’s recent investment of $2 billion to transition its Spring Hill, Tennessee plant to build electric vehicles, including Cadillac LYRIQ.