Collaboration Partners:

LG Energy Solution  |  General Motors

Ultium Cells Lansing Celebrates Completion of Steel Installation, Holds Topping Out Ceremony

  • Commitment to safety and continuous innovation drove completion of steel structure in a 5-month timeframe
  • Once fully operational, the facility will create 1,700 new high-tech jobs to support U.S. battery cell manufacturing

LANSING, Mich. – Ironworkers, construction partners and Ultium Cells leadership today celebrated the final beam installation at the Ultium Cells battery cell manufacturing facility under construction in Lansing, Michigan. 

The team hoisted and secured the last structural beam as part of a traditional “topping out” ceremony, where leadership, trade partners and employees signed the final beam and commemorated the significant milestone.

Ultium Cells, a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution, will mass-produce Ultium battery cells at the future 2.8 million-square-foot plant. GM and LGES are investing $2.6 billion in the facility to support U.S. EV manufacturing, local jobs, education, career training and infrastructure.

Over 500,000 construction hours have been allocated to the build out of the facility, which is slated for completion in late 2024. This includes creation and installation of the USA-made steel structure¹. The building framework provides an innovative open floor concept, with a main corridor spanning one half of a mile in length, featuring clean room environment workspaces and wall treatments arranged to reflect the history of the local community.

“We are very pleased by the safety expertise and collaboration that continues to contribute to our rapid construction progress, said Grace Griffin, Ultium Cells Lansing Plant Director. “While construction persists, we are excited to continue advancing our investment within the Lansing community through education, community involvement, workforce development and career training. We are grateful for the continued support and collaboration from our community partners.”

As the plant continues to take shape, so does the team. Ultium Cells is currently hiring for key positions to execute the setup and launch of battery cell manufacturing. The company will onboard more than 60 new launch team members by the end of this year.

The Ultium Cells Lansing site joins other Ultium Cells battery cell manufacturing sites being constructed in Ohio and Tennessee. The Ultium Cells facility in Warren, Ohio began battery cell production in August of 2022. Ultium Cells’ Spring Hill plant in Tennessee is under construction and will start production later this year.

Job seekers interested in high-tech careers in battery cell manufacturing can apply for open positions on the Ultium Cells website.

Ultium Cells is a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution that will mass-produce Ultium battery cells to advance the push for a zero-emissions, all-electric future. Ultium Cells will provide battery cell capacity to support GM's North American electric vehicle assembly capacity of more than 1 million units by mid-decade, while supporting GM plans to supply other automotive companies and other industries including rail, aerospace, heavy trucking and marine customers. For more information about Ultium Cells, please visit

¹Sourced from U.S. mills and fabricated in the U.S. from globally sourced parts.


Katie Burdette

Ultium Cells Communications


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