On March 16, ATS Industrial Automation in the Lewis Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new facility.  Present (from left) were former US Representative Pat Tiberi, CEO of the Ohio Business Roundtable;  Richard Phillips, VP of Global Manufacturing Engineering at General Motors;  David Kelly, vice president of sales for ATS;  Andrew Hider, CEO of ATS;  Udo Panenka, president of ATS;  David Russler, head of General Motors' product design team;  Governor Mike DeWine;  and Jeff Brennan, VP of ATS Operations.  At the microphone is presenter Caleb Connor.

ATS Industrial Automation opens the facility for the assembly of batteries for electric vehicles

ATS Industrial Automation held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 16 for its new 24,000 square foot battery assembly facility at 7115 Green Meadows Drive in Lewis Center.

The facility currently builds the battery module, testing and assembly lines for General Motors’ advanced Ultium EV (electric vehicle) batteries, a company press release dated March 15 said. It currently employs 140 full-time employees and 100 contractors. The expansion will bring 130 to 160 new high-tech jobs in central Ohio this year.

Production started there in the last few months and in the coming weeks and months, more of the facility will be devoted to actual production, according to Matthew Robinson, corporate communications manager.

ATS Industrial Automation has years of experience in assembling electric vehicle batteries for the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Lewis Center facility expands its presence in central Ohio and allows ATS to support a growing customer base, the release said.

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