TOLEDO, Ohio, July 23, 2009 – SSOE was ranked third in Engineering News Record’s top ten automotive 2009 survey results. The rankings were released in July and are primarily based on revenues in the automotive sector. Last year, ENR‘s 2008 automotive plant rankings placed SSOE at number five. SSOE has performed design work for 50% of all greenfield automotive assembly plants built in the U.S. in the last ten years.
One of SSOE’s largest automotive plants to date is a fully sustainable automotive plant for Volkswagen in Chattanooga Tennessee. SSOE is the designer and construction manager for the $1 billion+ facility which will produce 150,000 mid-sized cars specifically for the U.S. market when the plant starts production. That will generate about 2,000 direct jobs in Tennessee. Work began on that project at the end of 2008.
SSOE also designed the first Honda Plant in North America, and counts BMW, Caterpillar, and Toyota among its roster of automotive clients. “Automotive is a critical sector for SSOE,” said Tony Damon, CEO at SSOE. “Our automotive clients want professional designers who have a high degree of competency in the tenets of green building. SSOE continues to meet those standards for them.”
With 60 years of experience in automotive, SSOE continues to build its resume of automotive clients. Currently, SSOE is working on the Toyota Prius Assembly Plant in Mississippi and a BMW assembly plant in Spartanburg, North Carolina.