Hitachi renovating Kentucky plant to build electric motors

Hitachi Berea

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hitachi is renovating an automotive facility in Kentucky to build electric motors. A release from Gov. Andy Beshear’s office says electric motor production at the Berea plant could begin next year depending on the impact of the pandemic. The motors are being built for Honda. The current facility employs about 20 people and is expected to grow to about 200 workers by 2023. Hitachi Automotive Systems has four facilities in Kentucky, with two in Berea.