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Clarios Expands West Union, South Carolina, Operations

Advanced battery technology company Clarios plans to expand manufacturing operations in West Union, South Carolina. The $16 million project is expected to create 12 jobs.

The investment will include an additional 9,000 square feet that will feature infrastructure improvements and new, high-tech molding and assembly equipment to increase production of components for advanced batteries. Operations are scheduled to begin in January 2025.

“As Clarios continues to grow our AGM battery business, we are excited to expand our footprint in Oconee County, and to welcome new employees to this site. The components we make at this facility are critical to supporting the future of transportation, and our decision to expand production here, speaks to the high quality of this workforce,” Clarios President of U.S. and Canada Gerardo Gonzelez-Aleu said.

Clarios produces over 150 million advanced, low-voltage batteries for the mobility industry each year. The company currently operates 16 locations in the U.S.

“With advanced energy being an essential part of economic growth, we are pleased to have part of the Clarios network in our state. This expansion demonstrates that South Carolina’s companies are working to meet the demands of an evolving market,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.

“Oconee County is thrilled and appreciates Clarios’ commitment to grow their West Union operation. Clarios is one of Oconee’s leading manufacturers, and the expansion represents the outstanding business climate and manufacturing workforce our community affords advanced manufacturers. The project is the latest example of Oconee County being a top shelf for business location,” Oconee Economic Alliance President Jamie Gilbert added.

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