LG and Honda’s EV Plant Progress

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A pivotal construction phase for the new EV battery plant by LG Energy Solution and Honda was celebrated with the placement of the final structural beam on February 29, 2024. This facility, sprawling over 2 million square feet and located near Jeffersonville, Ohio, signifies a major leap towards its completion scheduled for late 2024. With an investment of $4.4 billion and the creation of 2,200 jobs, this joint venture marks a significant step in advancing electric vehicle (EV) technology in North America.

Key Highlights:

  • Final Beam Erected: A symbol of nearing completion for the EV battery production facility.
  • Significant Investment and Job Creation: $4.4 billion invested and 2,200 new jobs.
  • Mass Production Starts in 2025: Pouch-type lithium-ion batteries for Honda EVs in North America.
  • Hiring Underway: Engineering, technician, and production roles open.

“Today is an important milestone for the LG Energy Solution-Honda team as the structure of the EV battery production facility takes its final shape,” stated Bob Lee, CEO of the joint venture. The construction milestone is a testament to the rapid progress since the groundbreaking a year ago.

Hiring Underway for New Positions The joint venture has commenced hiring for various roles within the plant. Positions in engineering and support have been posted, with technician and production roles to follow. “This is a very exciting moment as we take the first steps to assemble our new team,” said Rick Riggle, COO. Interested candidates can find more information on the joint venture’s website and at the OhioMeansJobs Fayette County Recruitment Center starting March 11.

About LG Energy Solution and Honda Manufacturing in America

LG Energy Solution, a leader in lithium-ion battery technology, operates globally with a strong patent portfolio and a commitment to sustainability. Honda has a longstanding history of manufacturing in America, emphasizing local production and a diverse manufacturing footprint. Together, these two industry giants are setting the stage for a future powered by more sustainable energy solutions in the automotive sector.

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