T/CCI Manufacturing, a global leader in electric compressors for commercial, heavy-duty, and automotive specialty markets, will establish an EV innovation hub in Decatur, Illinois. The $20 million project is expected to create 50 jobs.
The company will retool its current facility to transition to electric compressor manufacturing.
"This is a significant moment for T/CCI, the City of Decatur, and the State of Illinois, as we embark on new programs to transition our industry toward widespread electrification," said Richard Demirjian, President of T/CCI Manufacturing. "T/CCI is recognized in the industry as a leader in compressor technology, already having developed a largest range of EV compressors in the market. We're excited to use our expertise in innovation and component manufacturing to advance Illinois' position and create a successful partnership that drives long-lasting economic growth."
As an incentive, the company received the State Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity first Reimagining Electric Vehicles tax incentive package award.
“T/CCI isn't just investing in their own success – they're bringing the Decatur community along for the ride. We're bringing all of Illinois into the 21st century economy, with good jobs and business opportunities, and this investment is yet another way we're making that our reality," said Governor JB Pritzker.
T/CCI Manufacturing currently manufactures a variety of compressors suited for combustion vehicles at its Decatur manufacturing facility, while manufacturing compressors for electric vehicles at its facilities abroad in China and India.
"Our administration is committed to taking the steps needed for a green future that provides the economic opportunities to uplift Illinoisans. This announcement is a major milestone in getting us there," added Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton.