Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Hyundai Motor Group and SK On have selected a site in Bartow County for a new electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility. The facility will supply Hyundai Motor Group’s plants in the United States. One of the most significant economic development projects in state history, stakeholders estimate it will create more than 3,500 new jobs through approximately $4-5 billion of investment in Bartow County.
Hyundai Motor Group and SK On recently signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the partnership for a new EV battery facility in the U.S., with the details still in development.
Established in 2021, SK On is the lithium-ion battery subsidiary branch of SK Innovation and currently employs more than 2,000 Georgians at its SK Battery America facility in Commerce. In July, SK Battery America announced it would partner with the Work for Warriors Georgia program to hire veterans, servicemembers, and their families at their Georgia operations.
Subject to the execution of relevant agreements and HMG and SK On’s final board decisions, the new facility will be located at Bartow Centre, a zoned manufacturing and industrial site on Highway 411 just over a mile west of Hamilton Crossing Road, and aims to begin operations in 2025.
We will have additional information on this story as we learn more.