Honda-LG Energy EV Plant Takes Giant Leap Forward

LG Energy Solution and Honda have made a big leap in the construction of its joint EV battery production facility in Ohio, United States. Particularly, it has installed the final structural steel beam at the site, the completion of which is likely at the end of the year. This major construction milestone comes almost one year to the day after the groundbreaking that took place for the over 2 million square feet facility.

Accordingly, the new facility will start mass production of pouch-type lithium-ion batteries in 2025. The joint venture facility will supply its produce to Honda auto plants for EVs in North America.

Total investments in the new facility will reach US$4.4 billion and create some 2,200 new jobs.

“Today is an important milestone for the LG Energy SolutionHonda team. …the structure of the EV battery production facility takes its final shape,” said Bob Lee, CEO of the LG Energy Solution-Honda joint venture. Furthermore, Lee said, “One year ago, we were breaking ground in an empty field. Today, we can see the finish line for this project, and we want to thank everyone working at the site and the local.”

LG Energy Solution and Honda today marked Leap Day by erecting the final structural steel beam at the joint venture’s new EV battery production facility being constructed near Jeffersonville, Ohio.

Workforce for Advanced Manufacturing Roles

In addition to this feat, the joint venture facility will start hiring a workforce for the plant. A variety of engineering and support positions are currently available. Moreover, the company will also announce soon information about technician and production roles.

“This is a very exciting moment as we take the first steps to assemble our new team. for the joint venture EV battery facility being established by LG Energy Solution and Honda,” said Rick Riggle, COO of the new joint venture company. “We will continue to announce new career opportunities in the coming months that we hope will inspire the next-generation workforce to get involved in the advanced manufacturing roles that will help produce* lithium-ion batteries and will power the Acura and Honda EV models that will go into production in Ohio in late 2025.”