Barton Malow

Battery Cell Manufacturing Facility

Ultium Cells, LLC

Battery Cell Manufacturing Electric Vehicle

Barton Malow provided construction services through an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach for a new lithium-ion electric vehicle battery cell manufacturing facility in Northeast Ohio. Located on 156 acres, the over 2.8-million-SF facility produces 35-gigawatt hours annually and created more than 1,200 new jobs.

Barton Malow self-performed layout, civil, concrete/resteel, steel erection, and interior finishes (metal studs, drywall, doors, and hardware).

Despite the massive scope of this electric vehicle battery cell manufacturing project, Barton Malow achieved major milestones in rapid succession. The IPD Team mobilized to the 156-acre greenfield site in early 2020. Barton Malow self-perform trades started site-clearing and logging in mid-April 2020. Mass grading began later that month, and our first foundation pour occurred in early July 2020. Steel erection began later that month. The team celebrated topping out with a ceremony on February 19, 2021. Equipment installation followed in summer 2021. Our self-perform team hit one million workforce hours worked in spring 2021 — already an incredible achievement. At the end of the project, we reached approximately 2.7 million hours worked.