BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) – Electric vehicle maker Rivian plans to expand its operations with the establishment of a second manufacturing facility in the state of Georgia.
Thursday’s announcement revealed that the company will be investing $ 5 billion in site development and manufacturing for the second facility east of Atlanta. Officials said the plant is expected to employ more than 7,500 workers.
Helen Russell, Rivian’s chief people officer, said the new facility will improve overall production.
“We are delighted that the Georgians bring their creativity and ideas to Rivian,” said Russell. “We are confident that Georgia, along with Illinois, is where Rivian can continue to grow and prosper.”
The company also plans to improve the scope of its operations in Normal.
- Initially, a 623,000 square foot expansion and future plans to expand the warehouse, warehouse and production capacity of the plant were approved.
- Second, the company’s officials plan to add 800 to 1,000 additional employees to Normal by the second quarter of 2022.
In the coming year, residents of Georgia can expect town hall events near the production site to learn more about Rivian and the site map.