American Battery Solutions Inc. opened its new lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Lake Orion, Michigan. The project is expected to create more than 100 jobs.
According to the Governor's office, with the highest concentration of engineering talent in the nation, a wealth of university-led advanced battery research and close proximity to 26 OEMs, Michigan is an ideal location for emerging battery and EV manufacturing.
“I’m proud that American Battery Solutions is growing in Michigan, and I am laser-focused on collaborating with them and so many other innovators to continue creating thousands of good-paying jobs and building up industries of the future,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
ABS is a team of experienced battery systems experts with decades of experience in designing, developing and manufacturing advanced battery systems for the transportation industry. The company has helped launch some of the industry's most well known programs with OEM customers like General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, BMW, Daimler-Mercedes and others.
“Michigan’s focus on forward-thinking innovations around mobility and electrification continue to attract a host of battery investments from companies around the world, as evidenced by this latest announcement by ABS here in Michigan,” said Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer for the state of Michigan. “We are proud to ensure Michigan remains the center of high-tech electric vehicle production in the U.S. while continuing to build out critical charging infrastructure and prepare Michigan’s workforce for the high-tech, high-wage jobs of the future.”
According to state officials, the investment builds on continued momentum around electrification investments and initiatives throughout the state, including the Michigan Revolution for Electrification of Vehicles Academy/Academies to proactively prepare the talent needed for automotive mobility and electrification current, emerging, future jobs and career pathways.