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Plastic Omnium Plans Grand Blanc Township, Michigan, Hydrogen Storage Facility

Plastic Omnium, a global leader in fuel systems bumpers, fascias, and integrated front-end modules, plans to establish operations in Grand Blanc Township, Michigan. The $171.2 million project is expected to create 175 jobs.

The leased facility is set to become the largest hydrogen storage manufacturing plant in North America.

“This investment in the largest hydrogen storage manufacturing plant in the U.S. is a testament to the strong relationship we have had over the years with Michigan,” said Plastic Omnium New Energies USA Managing Director Alexandra Charnelet. “We are excited to make Plastic Omnium and the state of Michigan the cornerstone of zero carbon commercial mobility.”

The project is being supported by a $5 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The MSF also approved a 15-year State Essential Services Assessment exemption valued at $2,379,054 and Grand Blanc Township anticipates approval of a property tax abatement in support of the project.

“Hydrogen offers exciting possibilities for automotive’s clean energy future and Plastic Omnium New Energies is poised to help move the heavy truck segment forward through next-generation hydrogen technology,” noted Maureen Donohue Krauss, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP). “We were proud to assist our state and local partners in securing this important project and keeping our region and state at the forefront of mobility innovation.”

Plastic Omnium is a French automotive supplier specializing in the manufacturing and commercialisation of plastics. The company has established itself as a key actor in decarbonized mobility with New Energies. The group is now ready to service new types of mobility and move to production at scale of hydrogen tanks fuel cells.

“We are excited to welcome Plastic Omnium to Genesee County and are honored to have supported this project,” added Tyler Rossmaessler, executive director of Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance. “Their decision to invest in our region underscores the strength of our local workforce, strategic location, and supportive business environment. It also builds upon other recent wins that boost Grand Blanc Township and Genesee County’s position in the high-tech manufacturing space.”

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