GM, LG battery plant begins hiring

GM, LG battery plant begins hiring

Ultium Cells LLC construction is ahead of schedule as it begins taking on staff.

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Lordstown, Ohio – General Motors continues to advance toward an all-electric, zero-emissions future with the construction of its nearly 3 million-square-foot Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown. The joint venture with LG Chem that will mass-produce Ultium battery cells for electric vehicles and create more than 1,100 new jobs in Northeast Ohio.

Job seekers can apply for positions on the Ultium Cells LLC website. The plant will begin actively hiring for key positions to execute the set up and launch of battery cell manufacturing. Additional job openings will be posted to the website as they become available.

Thomas Gallagher, plant director, Ultium Cells LLC said, “This facility will lead us into a new era of manufacturing and sustainability as we push toward a zero-emissions future.”

GM is investing billions of dollars in its United States facilities to support electric vehicle manufacturing, including its share of the $2.3 billion investment in the Ultium Cells LLC facility. The plant, which will be about the size of 30 football fields, will have annual capacity of more than 30gW/h and room for expansion.

We want to put everyone in an EV,” said Ken Morris, GM vice president of Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs. “The Ultium propulsion system allows us to provide customers with exactly what they want – whether it be a car, truck or SUV. Our joint venture with LG Chem is exciting because we’re working together to drive down battery cell costs to accelerate EV adoption.”

GM’s joint venture with LG Chem to develop and mass-produce battery cells is expected to drive cell costs below $100/kWh 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.