Though it has faced legal challenges from local residents, criticism from politicians, and scrutiny from the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, site prep at the future Ford EV battery plant known as BlueOval Battery Park Michigan continues, even after the automaker paused its own construction there amid ongoing contract discussions with the UAW. In spite of this, the new plant has still received multiple rounds of funding from the state over the past few months. The infrastructure plan at BlueOval Battery Park Michigan is also moving forward, after the Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance (MAEDA) just announced that it has selected two companies to make improvements in that regard, according to WWMT News.
Those two companies – Hoffman Brothers Inc. and Granger Construction – will be enlisted with the tasks of improving water and wastewater infrastructure at the under-construction site – otherwise known as the Marshall Area Jobs, Opportunities, and Recreation Campus (MAJOR).
Meanwhile, the City of Marshall will handle the extension of its municipal water supply and sanitary sewer utilities to the future Ford BlueOval Battery Park Michigan site, which will eventually span a total of 1,900 acres once its completed – a process that’s expected to be finished in 2025, barring any delays.
“The addition of Hoffman Brothers and Granger marks a very positive step forward for the development of BlueOval Battery Park Michigan and future developments on the site,” said Jim Durian, CEO of MAEDA. “We are proud to welcome two excellent local companies to this project that will create thousands of local jobs in Marshall and boost economic activity now and long into the future.”