Ground prep underway for upcoming battery cell plant in Lordstown

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Ultium Cells LLC is the joint venture for cell manufacturing between General Motors and LG Chem

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Ground prep activities are underway at the site of the upcoming Ultium battery cell plant in Lordstown.

Ultium Cells LLC is the joint venture for cell manufacturing between General Motors and LG Chem.

Monday night, the Lordstown Village Planning Commission approved the joint venture’s battery cell plant’s site plan. The permit locates the building on the site and sizes parking lots and road connections.

This was the final permit needed before concrete can be poured and underground piping can be installed.

The $2.3 billion battery plant will mass produce battery cells for electric vehicles. It is expected to create about 1,100 jobs.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, GM said production is on track for the Cruise Origin, Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV, which are all powered by the Ultium battery system.

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