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TAB Establishes Liberty, Missouri, Headquarters-Assembly Operations

TAB, an international manufacturer of industrial batteries, plans to establish operations at the Liberty Heartland Logistics Center in Liberty, Missouri. The $15 million project is expected to create 50 jobs.

The 66,700-square-foot U.S. headquarters will include industrial battery assembly, distribution, and sales, allowing for quicker distribution throughout North and South America. Production is scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.

“The new facility in Liberty will allow TAB increased capabilities for distribution throughout North America and access to a skilled local workforce,” said Troy Livingston, CEO of TAB USA. “Whether in our vehicles or homes, batteries and electrical storage are an integral part of daily life, and TAB USA has the products our customers need to successfully power their lives and businesses.”

TAB USA will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation. The company is also receiving assistance from Missouri One Start, a division of the Department of Economic Development. Missouri One Start assists eligible businesses with their recruitment and training needs.

“We have a very deliberate strategy to attract international companies to Missouri, and we are excited TAB USA selected our great state for their first footprint in North America,” noted Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership. “Missouri is well-suited for battery manufacturing, and TAB USA’s decision to establish its U.S. headquarters here further solidifies our state’s position as a leading location for battery manufacturers.”

TAB creates durable, powerful and innovative batteries for the industrial and automotive sectors, producing a wide range of flooded lead-acid, VRLA AGM, VRLA Gel, SLI and lithium-ion batteries in locations across the world. The company’s high-quality batteries are distributed throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

"TAB USA's selection of Liberty, Missouri, for its first North American facility underscores the strategic advantages of the Kansas City region as a leading industrial hub and major attractor of foreign direct investment,” noted Elli Bowen, Vice President of KC SmartPort. “Our region continues to attract companies looking to expand or invest in new operations in North America, thanks to prime access to transportation networks, an established talent pipeline and available Class A industrial product, and we’re excited to see TAB USA join that growing list.”

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