County leaders in St. Joseph County have given final approval for a plan to have an electric vehicle battery-making company set up shop in New Carlisle.
Ultium Cells is a joint venture between General Motors and LG to make EV batteries for cars. The company is considering New Carlisle as the place to build a massive new factory to make those batteries.
“This is a once-in-a-generation project,” said Andy Kostielney, former St. Joseph County Commissioner, who spoke to county councilors on Tuesday. “We’ll look back at this in 20 years and this will be kind of the launch point of unparalleled growth and development.”
The facility would create over a thousand permanent jobs and around 1,600 construction jobs over the next four years. The plant would be completed in around 2027. It’s a project that has been talked about a lot over the last couple of months among county residents.
“The citizens of St. Joseph County have been asking some…