Blackburn, Hagerty, Kustoff Celebrate Ford & SK Innovations Development In Tennessee

September 28, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) along with Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) and Congressman David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) congratulate the new Ford and SK Innovations electric vehicle and battery production facility in Stanton, Tennessee.


“Tennessee is leading the way for innovation,” said Senator Blackburn. “Ford and SK Innovations’ investment in West Tennessee will develop the next generation of American electric vehicles and battery production. Altogether, the 5.6 billion dollars in investment will directly create 5,800 jobs in addition to countless opportunities in supporting industries. Through this historic project, our state will gain access to trainings and workforce development for years to come. Ford and SK Innovations’ growth will transform the landscape of West Tennessee and encourage further investment in the Volunteer State.” 


“This historic investment by Ford and SK Innovations will bring good-paying jobs and incredible opportunities to thousands of Tennessee workers and families in west Tennessee, and throughout the mid-south,” Senator Hagerty said. “These two companies could have chosen any other state, but they chose Tennessee because they saw the advantages our state offers—a business-friendly climate, an incredible workforce, a logistics hub. With this investment, the Volunteer State is on the cutting edge of the automotive industry, not only leading domestically but globally. As the former Commissioner of Economic & Community Development, I applaud the leadership and tireless efforts of Commissioner Bob Rolfe and his staff who have spent a decade preparing for this day, as well as the vision of Governor Bill Lee, who along with Commissioner Rolfe, have proven yet again that they are the best in the nation at recruiting transformational opportunities for the citizens of Tennessee.”


“Today is a truly remarkable day for West Tennessee and the entire region. Ford’s investment in the Megasite will bring in thousands of jobs and will reshape West Tennessee’s economy for generations to come. I would like to thank Governor Bill Lee and his economic development team for their hard work in securing this investment. Ford’s commitment to our state reaffirms its confidence in West Tennessee, Governor Bill Lee and his leadership, as well as the economic opportunity of the Memphis Regional Megasite. I look forward to working with Ford and Governor Lee to ensure West Tennessee is a leader in our nation’s automotive industry,” said Representative Kustoff.