Ford starts construction of its largest and most advanced auto production complex.
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Ford starts construction of BlueOval City, its largest and most advanced auto production complex.

Ford and SK On will invest $5.6 billion in BlueOval City. Ford will manufacture electric trucks and EV batteries in the new production unit.

Ford officially has broken ground at BlueOval City, its largest, most advanced auto production complex in the company’s 119-year history.

Structural steel is erected less than one year after Ford and SK On announced their $5.6 billion investment to build a revolutionary all-new electric truck and advanced batteries for future Ford and Lincoln vehicles in West Tennessee.

The nearly 6-square-mile mega campus will create approximately 6,000 new jobs when production begins in 2025.

With construction underway at BlueOval City, Ford – America’s No. 2 electric vehicle brand – gets closer to its target of a 2 million EV production run rate globally by late 2026.

Ford continues to engage with communities in West Tennessee, including through live-streamed discussions and collaborative projects. Most significantly, the company is working with the University of Tennessee to restore the stream waters flowing through the University’s Lone Oaks Farm and to expand STEM education to Tennessee students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Eric Grubb, Ford’s director of new footprint construction, said: We are building the future right here in West Tennessee. This facility is the blueprint for Ford’s future manufacturing facilities and will enable Ford to help lead America’s shift to electric vehicles.

Governor Bill Lee, said: Ford’s historic investment in West Tennessee is a testament to our state’s strong business climate and unmatched workforce. BlueOval City will have a transformational impact on Tennesseans and our economy, and we’re proud this global company will call Haywood County home.

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