Rivian to Open Georgia Manufacturing Facility

Rivian is expanding its manufacturing operations by adding a second U.S. manufacturing plant in the state of Georgia, the company announced. A carbon-conscious campus is planned east of Atlanta, in Morgan and Walton Counties and represents a $5-billion site development and manufacturing investment, the company said.

Once built, the Georgia facility will employ more than 7,500 workers and will be capable of producing up to 400,000 vehicles per year, according to Rivian officials. Construction on the facility is expected to begin in summer 2022, and the start of production is slated for 2024. Site considerations included logistics, environmental impact, renewable energy production, availability and quality of talent and fit with Rivian company culture, the company said.

“We’re happy to partner with Georgia on our new manufacturing site, which will build our next generation of products that are important for scaling our business. Our work together is driven by a compelling purpose and rooted in building a highly collaborative environment that creates a true sense of belonging. We’re excited for Georgians to bring their creativity and ideas to Rivian. We’re confident that, alongside Illinois, Georgia is the place for Rivian to continue to scale and thrive,” said Rivian Chief People Officer Helen Russell.

Rivian is also scaling its capacity at its existing plant in Normal, Illinois. Rivian’s Normal plant was recently approved for a 623,000-square-foot expansion, which will bring the total footprint of the Normal plant to approximately 4 million square feet, with further plans to extend warehouse, storage and production capacity onsite.

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