Construction workers have installed a 6,000-pound steel beam signed by Kentucky residents and government officials high atop a battery plant that Ford Motor Co. plans to open in 2025.
The beam will be a time capsule from last month’s ceremonial groundbreaking at the BlueOval SK Battery Park campus in Glendale, Ky. Gov. Andy Beshear and hundreds of others who attended the event signed the beam.
“The people of Central Kentucky are the driving force behind the project today and into the future,” Dave Nowicki, Ford’s director of manufacturing operations for electric-vehicle programs, said in a statement. “We are proud to have all those who joined us at the groundbreaking celebration permanently leave their mark on the BlueOval SK Battery Park project.”