The second-largest construction project in Ohio’s history will break ground in late February.
As previously reported on the Sheet Metal Workers Local 24 website, Honda and LG signed a Project Labor Agreement with the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council to construct their joint venture electrical vehicle (EV) battery plant on 454 acres in Jeffersonville, a small town in Fayette County, Ohio.
The project will create at least 5,300 jobs for members of the building trades, including about 200 jobs for members of SMW 24, and roughly 2,200 full-time permanent jobs.
Site preparation began on Nov. 14 at the Mid-West Mega Commerce Center, and the groundbreaking, which will ceremonially kick off the $3.7 billion project, is scheduled for Feb. 28. Continue reading →