SSOE Group Selected to Provide Planning, Design, and Owner Representative Services for GEDIA’s Greenfield Manufacturing Facility in the Southeast

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 25, 2020 – SSOE Group (, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce that they have been selected to provide planning, design, and owner representative services to GEDIA Automotive Group for a new advanced manufacturing facility in Dalton, Georgia.

GEDIA Georgia LLC will produce lightweight body-in-white automotive parts and assemblies, as well as chassis components at the Dalton plant. This new facility in the southeast will be the company’s second U.S. plant; their first is located in Michigan.

Brandon Darroch, PMP, Southeast Division Manager for SSOE, stated “SSOE is focused on providing solutions to international clients from all over the world looking to expand or set up manufacturing in the U.S. These foreign direct investment (FDI) clients can face many challenges throughout the process. Our long history of supporting European and Asian-based clients, along with our memberships with TBIC, and other organizations that encourage FDI, reinforces our commitment to guiding clients through their journey. With GEDIA, we are excited and happy to support yet another European-based client expand in North America, specifically to the ever-growing Southeast region where SSOE has a local presence and expert resources.”

SSOE, nationally ranked Top 5 automotive assembly plant design firm (ENR, 2020), has a roster of clients who manufacture more than 50% of the cars sold in the world. Recently, SSOE added two new electric vehicle manufacturers to the list including Lucid Motors, located in Casa Grande, Arizona. Lucid is building an 820,000 SF facility that will produce the Lucid Air, a luxury electric car with a 400-mile range battery. SSOE is serving as the architect and engineer of record for this project.

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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 for additional information and career opportunities.

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