Sterling Awarded a $45 Million Site Development Contract for Rivian’s New EV facility in Georgia
THE WOODLANDS, TX
September 21, 2022
Sterling Infrastructure, Inc. (NasdaqGS: STRL) (“Sterling” or “the Company”) today announced that its subsidiary, Plateau Excavation of its E-Infrastructure Solutions segment, has been awarded a $45 million design-bid-build project by The Joint Development Authority (JDA) of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton Counties in Georgia. The first two phases of site development, which include 500 acres, are located in the East Atlanta Megasite for the Rivian Electric Vehicle (EV) plant.
The Rivian EV Plant is another major project for Georgia, as the JDA has been instrumental in creating an atmosphere that fosters top-level developments in the area. Previous projects include Takeda (f.k.a. Baxter Pharmaceuticals) and two Meta Data Centers, for which, Plateau has performed the sitework.
This significant project expands Rivian’s EV manufacturing operations and the state of Georgia’s commitment to creating and sustaining a diversified economy. The project is scheduled to run from September 2022 through July 2023.
“Our unique capabilities to execute large-scale site development projects now enable us to capitalize on the emerging EV manufacturing, onshoring, and industrial opportunities. We are honored to be awarded this noteworthy project that is the single largest industrial investment in Georgia’s history. Being part of a project that improves the economy, creates good-paying long-term jobs, and improves the environment fits perfectly within the Sterling Way,” stated Joe Cutillo, Sterling’s CEO.
Sterling operates through a variety of subsidiaries within three segments specializing in E-Infrastructure, Transportation and Building Solutions in the United States (the “U.S.”), primarily across the Southern, Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic and the Rocky Mountain States, California and Hawaii, as well as other areas with strategic construction opportunities. E-Infrastructure Solutions projects develop advanced, large-scale site development systems and services for data centers, e-commerce distribution centers, warehousing, transportation, energy and more. Transportation Solutions includes infrastructure and rehabilitation projects for highways, roads, bridges, airports, ports, light rail, water, wastewater and storm drainage systems. Building Solutions projects include residential and commercial concrete foundations for single-family and multi-family homes, parking structures, elevated slabs and other concrete work. From strategy to operations, we are committed to sustainability by operating responsibly to safeguard and improve society’s quality of life. Caring for our people and our communities, our customers and our investors – that is The Sterling Way.
Joe Cutillo, CEO, “We build and service the infrastructure that enables our economy to run, our people to move and our country to grow.”
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