Barton Malow


Barton Malow Automotive Construction

Arlington Plant

General Motors

Barton Malow has been working in the automotive industry since our inception, completing automotive construction projects for nearly every major automotive manufacturer and Tier 1-3 suppliers. Using a Lean Integrated Project Delivery approach, Barton Malow works collaboratively with a project team to ensure schedule and cost certainty, which are both critical success factors in an automotive project. 

With more than 1,600 trades professionals, in-house preconstruction capabilities, automotive construction, fit-up, and commissioning capabilities, we are able to engage the right resources to optimize project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction.

Barton Malow’s skilled self-perform workforce excels at exceeding the logistical challenges faced in industrial construction, with specialties in:

  • Civil / Concrete
  • Structural steel
  • Boilermaker
  • General trades + interiors
  • Controlled Environment
  • Rigging / Millwright

As the automotive market moves towards a green future, Barton Malow continues to partner with automakers as one of the largest battery cell manufacturing and electric vehicle facility builders in North America, laying the groundwork for electric vehicle (EV) production. Our collaborative purpose with automotive companies, design partners, suppliers, and team members across a project site allows Barton Malow to provide solutions and cost savings. Building on our expertise, experience with automakers, and our success with massive programs, Barton Malow is the builder of choice for lithium-ion battery manufacturing and electric vehicle facilities.

Controlled environments are critical to manufacturing complex products needed in the automotive market, such as battery cells, battery precursor components, electronics, and advanced coatings. Barton Malow leads cleanroom/dry room projects from design through certification. Our teams provide comprehensive management, oversight, and self-perform installation of the complete cleanroom/dry room system, including walls and ceilings (walkable and non-walkable), plenums, support systems, soffits, and air supply and return systems. From door systems and airlocks to air-showers and gowning rooms, our union craft professionals focus on the quality and cleanliness required to reach and maintain the project’s requirements. Maintaining controlled conditions through the certification of complex installations requires careful implementation of contamination control strategies and procurement of specialized components at scale. Barton Malow’s specialist team has the expertise and partnerships to build facilities with exacting performance criteria.