Kokomo, Indiana, has been named the site of the state’s first electric vehicle battery production plant, thanks to a joint venture between Korean and American companies. The plant will be constructed on the site of the former Kokomo Engine Plant. It will employ 1,400 people when it opens in 2027.
The EV Battery Plant will produce lithium-ion batteries. It will be the first of its kind in North America. The plant is a joint venture between Stellantis NV and Samsung SDI.
Stellantis and Samsung SDI have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a second battery manufacturing plant in the United States under their existing StarPlus Energy joint venture. The company didn’t disclose the location of the second plant, which is expected to open in 2027 with an initial annual production capacity of 33 gigawatt hours.
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Star Plus Energy is hiring Senior Process Engineers to develop and enhance EV battery production processes for safety, quality, and productivity. This includes monitoring, analyzing, and implementing new equipment, procedures, and systems to improve production.
The new plant will employ around 1,400 workers, according to project leaders. Some of those employees will be from South Korea. Kim said IU Bloomington will work with IU Kokomo to offer resources to educate employees on everyday Korean culture. The Institute for Korean Studies at IU Bloomington has been teaching students about Korean language and culture since 1962. Star Plus Energy