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Some of the word’s largest car manufacturers are making big moves in Columbia’s own backyard, home of Spring Hill’s General Motors plant established in 1990.

In late September, the Ford Motor Company revealed its plans to build a battery plant and a truck assembly plant in the West Tennessee community of Stanton outside of Memphis at the Memphis Regional Megasite development. Ford and SK Innovation will invest $5.6 billion to build a 3,600-acre mega campus called Blue Oval City in Haywood County, where production of the next generation of all-electric F-Series trucks will begin in 2025.

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The move adds to the state’s already blossoming manufacturing industry, stretching from Columbia to Memphis. The region can look to Maury County to catch a glimpse of how such an industry presence can shape a city and its surrounding area.

(Excerpt) Read more Here | 2021-10-09 19:00:18

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