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Ultium Cells Battery Cell Manufacturing Facility Awarded First Annual Engineering Design Award by Lean Construction Institute

The northeast Ohio lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facility earned the Engineering Design Award from Lean Construction Institute.

Barton Malow Company’s Ultium Cells lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facility project in northeast Ohio near Warren, a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solutions, has been honored as the recipient of the Lean Construction Institute’s first annual Engineering Design Award.

The award recognizes delivering excellence in fit-for-use and engineering design while advancing the industry through collaborative Lean Project Delivery. It encourages Lean in Design and recognizes the architects, engineers, designers, clients, and constructors who work together to improve the design and construction process and produce design excellence in the built environment. The Ultium Cells project was selected by a jury committee of industry and Lean professionals from a pool of many submissions.

Located on 156 acres, the facility spans 2.8 million SF, produces over 40 gigawatt hours of annual capacity, and created over 1,500 new high-tech jobs. Barton Malow Company provided construction services through an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach and self-performed layout, civil, concrete/resteel, steel erection, and interior finishes.

This is the latest honor the northeast Ohio lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facility has earned. Ultium Cells Lordstown received an Award of Merit in the Energy/Industrial category from ENR Midwest’s 2023 ‘Best Projects,’ which honors projects that represent outstanding quality of work. The project also earned the TAUC 2023 Joseph R. La Rocca Union Project of the Year Award and was among the National Association of Women in Construction’s 2023 Excellence Awards.

Barton Malow is also working on two more Ultium Cells projects in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and Lansing, Michigan.

Barton Malow Company team members will formally accept the honor on Thursday, October 26, at the LCI Congress Event in Detroit, Michigan.

Learn more about the Lean Construction Institute Engineering Design Award here.