US battery firm EaglePicher Technologies has broken the ground on its new 100,000 square-foot lithium-ion Center of Excellence.
The facility will be built adjacent to its current lithium-ion facility at the Crossroads Industrial Park in Joplin, Missouri.
The state-of-the-art facility will provide large-scale production of lithium-ion batteries for mission critical applications.
The facility will support the company’s growing applications for the aerospace, defense, and medical industries while expanding its cell and battery portfolio.
Randy Moore, President of EaglePicher Technologies said they were looking forward to scaling up their capabilities for high-output manufacturing.
The new facility is due to be completed near the end of 2015 and will create 171 jobs over the next several years.