LG Energy Solution (LGES) and Honda’s joint venture (JV), tentatively named the L-H Battery Company, hosted an open Community Information Event at the Fayette County Airport on June 3 under the theme of “Let’s Build Tomorrow, Together!” The event was organized with the aim of connecting with the local community and residents on a deeper level and was attended by around 500 people.
By organizing this event, L-H Battery Company not only demonstrated its commitment to its business, but also to opening a dialogue with the community and fulfilling its social responsibility as a leading battery manufacturer.
The L-H Battery Company, which held its groundbreaking ceremony in Jeffersonville, Ohio, in February, is located 64km (40 miles) southwest of Columbus and will produce lithium-ion batteries for Honda’s electric vehicles (EVs). LGES and Honda have pledged a total investment of $3.5 billion to establish the new production facility that is expected to create 2,200 jobs.
The event presented various activities including speeches made by leaders of the L-H Company, who were all eager to share the latest information on the company, career opportunities, facility specifics, and Honda products.
Featured speakers included Robert H. Lee and Rick Riggle, CEO and COO of L-H Battery Company, who delivered their insights into the company’s leadership and explained the positive impact the facility will have on the local community. Specifically, they talked about the forthcoming employment opportunities that the facility will create and participated in discussions with residents interested in working for the company.
Speakers from state and local government included State Senator Shane Wilkin, State Representative Bob Peterson, along with Fayette County Commissioners Dan Dean, Tony Anderson, and Jim Garland, and Washington Court House City Manager Joseph Denen. Leaders from Jeffersonville and Jefferson Township also were in attendance.
Additionally, various information about the facility was provided including a construction progress video, interesting facility facts, and a manufacturing process display using visual samples. Visitors also could check out some of Honda’s latest products including its popular Accord and CR-V hybrid vehicles and an Acura NSX hybrid supercar to further highlight the values pursued by Honda and LGES.
Meanwhile, LGES has been extending its production capabilities and strengthening its leading position in the U.S. market through a series of joint ventures with General Motors (Ultium Cells), Honda (L-H Battery Company), and Hyundai Motor Group, and major investments such as a new battery manufacturing complex currently being constructed in Queen Creek, Arizona which will produce cylindrical batteries for EVs and LFP pouch-type batteries for energy storage systems.
Leveraging its extensive global battery manufacturing network, LGES has been carrying out an array of initiatives to expedite the global EV transition. Capitalizing on its ample R&D experience and operational expertise, LGES is devoted to providing competitive power solutions for its customers, thereby reinforcing the collective initiatives for the clean energy transformation while creating sustainable future values.