Korean Battery Manufacturer to Invest Nearly $1.7B, Develop 2 MSF Plant in North Georgia
JACKSON COUNTY, GA. — SK innovation, a developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles, will create more than 2,000 jobs and invest $1.67 billion in Jackson County by way of a new manufacturing plant. The project will be built in two phases, with each phase including about 1 million square feet of manufacturing space and housing more than 1,000 advanced manufacturing jobs. SK innovation is a part of SK Group, one of the largest conglomerates in South Korea, and employs more than 6,500 individuals worldwide. Its customers include Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai-Kia Motors.
“SK innovation’s decision to make this significant investment and create more than 2,000 jobs in Jackson County reflects Georgia’s reputation as a top destination for international businesses, especially those in the automotive supply sector,” says Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
A timetable for the Jackson County plant has not been established.