May 12, 2020
Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp said SK innovation, a South Korean developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) plans to begin construction in July on its second electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Jackson County. This expansion is part of the company’s planned $1.67 billion investment in Georgia.
State officials note the expansion will increase SK’s investment from $1.67 billion to $2.5 billion. When both facilities are complete in 2023, SK innovation will have the capacity to produce batteries for 310,000 electric vehicles per year to help meet consumer demand.
Gov. Kemp says, “As we navigate the changing landscape of our economy, this news could not come at a better time. Moving forward, our focus remains on creating good opportunities for hardworking Georgians, and with great partners like SK innovation at our side, I know our best days are ahead.”
Last year, SK innovation broke ground on the first Georgia manufacturing plant, a 2.4-million-square-foot factory, at Commerce 85 Business Park in Jackson County.
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