Hyundai Motor Group has confirmed that it will build an electric vehicle assembly and battery plant near Savannah, Georgia. The facility is expected to cost around $5.5 billion and could eventually employ up to 8,100 workers.
This marks a significant investment by Hyundai in the U.S. market, and further solidifies Savannah as a major hub for automotive manufacturing. The new plant will help meet the growing demand for EVs, and position Hyundai as a leader in this rapidly expanding segment of the automotive industry.
Savannah is already seen as a burgeoning industrial manufacturing hub and economic powerhouse with its high-capacity Port of Savannah. It was recently announced that the Port of Savannah would be expanded to accommodate the increase of imports and exports arriving and departing from the East Coast of the United States.
The new Hyundai plant is just the latest in a string of automotive manufacturing investments in the Savannah area. Earlier this year, Kia Motors announced that it would build a $1.6 billion assembly plant near the city, which is expected to create 2,200 jobs.
With these two plants, along with existing facilities operated by BMW and Mercedes-Benz, the Southeast has quickly become a major hub for automotive manufacturing in the United States. This trend is likely to continue as more and more manufacturers look to capitalize on the region’s skilled workforce and proximity to key markets.
As a mechanical contractor with a wide offering of services, Midsouth Mechanical is no stranger to automotive manufacturing. Our main headquarters is located within ten miles of a large Kia Manufacturing site in West Point, Georgia. We’ve partnered with Kia and numerous suppliers on many different projects including press installation, machine moving, industrial HVAC, and piping services.
We are proud to support automotive manufacturers and their mechanical contracting needs throughout the Southeast.