New Toyota assembly plant
Toyota recently awarded SSOE the comprehensive A/E design services contract for their Highlander assembly plant located in Blue Springs, Mississippi near Tupelo. This $1.3 billion plant, situated on 1,700 acres, will produce 150,000 vehicles annually and employ 2,000 workers by 2010. This facility will be Toyota’s 12th North American Assembly Line. SSOE has been involved in projects at several of these sites as well as projects for Toyota’s unit plants in Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee and Missouri. SSOE’s experience in the R&D arena has also led to involvement in the design of Toyota’s Research Facilities in York Township, Michigan; Ann Arbor, Michigan and Toyota’s Headquarters in Erlanger, Kentucky.
Ford R&E in China
SSOE China was also recently awarded the full EPCM contract for Ford’s new Research and Engineering facility in Nanjing, China. The facility will have 600 employees and include a technical center, Ford’s China headquarters and a component and vehicle testing laboratory. Ford is one of the fastest growing automotive manufacturers
Biodiesel grand opening
Freedom Fuels, an SSOE-designed 30 million gallon/year biodiesel facility recently celebrated its grand opening in Mason City, Iowa. SSOE’s involvement in the biofuel industry continues to grow. You can catch us next at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop, June 26-27 in St. Louis, Missouri.
…times two! Due to SSOE’s tremendous growth, two of our offices have recently moved into larger spaces: Phoenix and Irvine. The Raleigh-Durham office will also be moving in early July.