ENR Names SSOE Group #2 Manufacturing Design Firm in the U.S.

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 2, 2023 — SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce its annual Engineering News-Record (ENR) rankings. ENR serves as one of the leading engineering and construction news publications and recently published this year’s Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook providing market analysis and rankings of the largest U.S.-based AEC firms according to revenue for design services performed in 2022.

Powering Up the Battery Market

This year, SSOE earned the #2 Manufacturing Design Firm ranking—jumping three spots from #5 in 2022. This ranking represents a wide array of SSOE’s markets and clients, but this year’s climb can be attributed to the firm’s rapidly expanding portfolio in the lithium-ion battery and electric vehicle (EV) supply chain. The company is currently engaged in over 25 battery / EV projects in North America and has designed over 18 million SF of battery plants.  

In addition to securing top rankings in key markets, three of SSOE’s projects were highlighted in ENR’s Sourcebook—Ford Motor Company’s Tennessee Electric Vehicle Center in Stanton, Tennessee, which was featured as the cover story; KORE Power’s KOREPlex Battery Cell Production Facility in Buckeye, Arizona; and Panasonic’s Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing Campus in De Soto, Kansas. 

Strong Foundation of Expertise

SSOE’s additional 2023 ENR rankings include: 

  • #2 Semiconductor Design Firm – holding firm in the top 2 for the past seven years.   
  • #5 Automotive Plant Design Firm – up one spot from #6 in 2022, reclaiming its position among the top 5 firms. 
  • #10 Food & Beverage Design Firm – ranking in the top 10 for more than a decade. 
  • #15 Chemical Plant Design Firm – a top 15 firm for the past four years.  
  • #27 Industrial Process Design Firm. 

Matthew Oberts, PE, LEED AP, Executive Vice President, remarked,SSOE’s combined expertise and experience in the automotive, chemical, process, and advanced technology markets brings a unique perspective to designing lithium-ion battery manufacturing facilities. We’re wellpositioned to continue to help our clients flourish in these markets and related supply chains, while maintaining market position and quality work across our book of business.

Jeremy Woodgate, PE, SE, Executive Vice President, added, As we celebrate our success in these rankings, we maintain our focus on meeting the future needs of our clients across all our markets to deliver unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry.

For more information on these rankings, visit www.enr.com/toplists/Sourcebook.  


About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit www.ssoe.com for additional information and career opportunities.

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