Episode 8 of Said Differently is now available wherever you get your podcasts.
The auto industry is well on its way to an electric future. Yet to get there, automakers need battery cells to power electric drivetrains – and they need a lot of them. Since earning its first lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing plant job in late 2019, Barton Malow has emerged as the world leader in Electric Vehicle (EV) battery cell construction – and current projects are underway in Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada.
In the latest episode of Said Differently, we’re joined by Senior Project Directors Alan Blanchette and Chris Hofe to discuss the size and scale of these projects, the difference between EV battery cell construction and a typical automotive job, and the pride team members have knowing they’re part of a paradigm shift in transportation.
Throughout this episode, you’ll hear references to Ultium 1, 2, and 3. Please note that Ultium 1 refers to the Ultium Cells project in Lordstown, Ohio, Ultium 2 to Ultium Cells in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and Ultium 3 to Ultium Cells in Lansing, Michigan. Mentions of BOSK are in reference to the BlueOvalSK Battery Park in Glendale, Kentucky.
Said Differently debuted in August 2021 and has since been featured in Construction Dive and also named a top construction-related podcast by the publication.
Visit the Said Differently page for more information on the podcast and to listen to previous episodes.