SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky's electric vehicle and manufacturing industries won't be hitting the brakes any time soon. Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday announced that Rivian, an electric truck and SUV-maker, is creating over 200 job with a $10 million investment in Bullitt County.
What You Need To Know
- Gov. Andy Beshear announced that EV-maker Rivian is creating over 200 job with a $10 million investment in Bullitt County
- The EV maker will establish a remanufacturing facility in Shepherdsville, where it already stocks replacement parts at an existing 326,000-square-foot facility
- Founded in 2009, Rivian designs, develops, manufactures and supports electric trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles
The EV maker will establish a remanufacturing facility in Shepherdsville, where it already stocks replacement parts at an existing 326,000-square-foot facility. The new remanufacturing operation will support warranty, repair and service needs for EV trucks, Beshear detailed in a news release.
“Continued investment in our key industries is critical for our immediate and long-term economic success. Rivian is an outstanding company that has been a major player in our state’s manufacturing and EV sectors, and this expansion is an exciting next step for the company here in the commonwealth," Beshear said during Thursday's Team Kentucky update.
Officials said the investment will help expand the capability and capacity of this existing site to remanufacture critical components such as electrical hardware, drive units and battery systems.
“We’re thrilled to be working with the state of Kentucky to help develop and expand Rivian’s first facility within the state," said Jimmy Knauf, Rivian’s executive vice president of facilities. “Our new site in Shepherdsville will support multiple business-critical functions for Rivian and help bring good-paying jobs and training for Kentuckians in the region.”
Founded in 2009, Rivian designs, develops, manufactures and supports electric trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles, including the Rivian R1T pickup. The company employs over 14,000 people and operates its principal manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.