LG CHEM MICHIGAN ANNOUNCES NEW FACILITY ADDITION
February 15, 2017 HOLLAND, Mich. — LG Chem Michigan Inc. (LGCMI) said today it will build a 100,000 square-foot addition at the company’s Holland battery cell manufacturing facility. LGCMI plans to break ground on the new addition in March and occupy the space by August of 2017.
The new building will expand upon the company’s recent growth into battery pack assembly with multiple assembly lines. The addition is expected to create as many as 150 new jobs in Holland over the years ahead.
“The demand for our battery packs and cells continues to grow with the electrification of vehicles,” said Nick Kassanos, president of LG Chem Michigan. “We’re excited to keep expanding our facility and our team to maintain our leadership in this thriving industry.”
LGCMI manufactures battery cells and packs for electric vehicles including the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid and the 2017 Chevy Volt. LG Chem is expanding the facility to meet growing production demand of lithium-ion polymer battery cells and battery packs.
“We have been working side-by-side with LG Chem Michigan since the beginning of their presence in Holland,” said Jennifer Owens, president, Lakeshore Advantage. "We are pleased to assist them with their continued, significant growth and value LG Chem MI as a primary employer and employer of choice in our region.”
About LG Chem Michigan
LG Chem Michigan Inc. (LGCMI) manufactures large lithium-ion polymer battery cells and packs for electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage applications. LGCMI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LG Chem, a South Korean company that has global operations focused on petrochemical products, information/electronic materials, and energy solutions. LG Chem is part of the LG Group. www.lgchem.com
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