Clayco is delivering excellence on SK Battery America’s first electric vehicle battery factory in America! The 2.4 million-square-foot facility in Commerce, Georgia, represents one of the largest single investments in a job-creating initiative in the state’s history, and the largest in over a decade.

The SK Battery America site will employ over 2,000 people by 2025, with a production capacity reaching 9.8 GWh by 2022 – an incredible benefit to the state economy and surrounding community. SK is one of the biggest global producers of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and fully-electric automobiles and vehicle manufacturers, including Volkswagen in Chattanooga. This new development will accommodate the increasing demand for “greener” vehicle solutions by producing an effective supply chain of elements needed for electric cars that can combat climate change for individuals and businesses alike. 

Clayco led site mobilization and Phase I construction efforts for the new SK Innovation battery manufacturing plant, located on 283 acres about 65 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta inside the Commerce industrial complex. Phase 2, consisting of a 1.2 million-square-foot facility located along Phase 1 of the project, included site and utility work as well as eight additional buildings totaling 90,000 square feet with kitchens, cell discharge, an administrative office expansion, a bridge linking the two main buildings, and more. Our partner organization Concrete Strategies completed all the foundation and flatwork work on-site. 

This facility will positively impact the region and its residents through job creation while supporting the nation with its products and contributing to a more sustainable future for all. 

Read more about SK Battery America here.