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LG Energy Solution  |  General Motors

Ultium Cells Plants 300 Trees for Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day this year, Ultium Cells, their trade partners, and children from the Boys and Girls Club of South Central Tennessee planted trees around the 2.8 million square foot battery cell plant.

  • Trees are an assortment of native evergreen and deciduous varieties.
  • Tree placement along highway 31 will add green buffer between road and factory.

SPRING HILL, Tenn.– In partnership with multiple organizations, Ultium Cells planted 300 trees during their Earth Week celebrations, putting a green border around what has been a years-long construction project. On April 10, volunteer crews began planting 8-foot and 18-foot locally grown native shade trees atop the berms surrounding the 2.8 million square foot building to provide a natural buffer between the factory and highway 31.

“This is the third year that Ultium Cells has planted trees, and this year we’re planting native tree species like sugar maple, persimmon, blackgum, white oak, poplar, and birch. Planting a wide variety of native trees promotes biodiversity in the area and will support our ecosystem’s need for birds, insects, and other organisms. In addition, the trees help enhance the local environment and restore the landscape.” - Matt Phillips, Ultium Cells Spring Hill Environmental Engineer. 

The tree planting continued through Earth Day, when Ultium Cells partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of South Central Tennessee to provide hands-on Earth Day educational activities. Students learned about the importance of native tree species and helped plant approximately 100 16-inch trees, which will provide shade and greenery for years to come.

 “We’re thankful to the people of Spring Hill, Columbia, and Maury County for supporting us during the construction process. We’re committed to beautifying our grounds, and we believe this event is a great start to bringing more greenery to our site.” - Chris Desautels, Ultium Cells Spring Hill Plant Director. 

“Ultium Cells believes in increasing sustainability at a global scale. Our battery cells and manufacturing process contribute to a cleaner environment and atmosphere. We also believe in acting locally. This Earth Day we planted hundreds of trees around our site with our valued company and community partners, and we look forward to continuing this practice in the years to come.” - Youngduk Kim, Ultium Cells Regional Director. 

Ultium Cells will continue hiring for all position through 2024. Interested applicants can review open positions at and apply online. 

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 


Katie Burdette

Ultium Cells Communications


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