Battery maker LG Chem Michigan Inc. plans to break ground next month on a 100,000 square-foot addition to its Holland battery cell manufacturing facility.
“The new building will expand upon the company’s recent growth into battery pack assembly with multiple assembly lines,” the company said in an announcement last week.
The expanison will be occupied by August, is expected to create up 150 new jobs in Holland over the years ahead.
“The demand for our battery packs and cells continues to grow with the electrification of vehicles,” said Nick Kassanos, president of LG Chem Michigan. “We’re excited to keep expanding our facility and our team to maintain our leadership in this thriving industry.”
LGCMI makes lithium-ion polymer battery cells and packs for electric vehicles, including the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid and the 2017 Chevy Volt.
“We have been working side-by-side with LG Chem Michigan since the beginning of their presence in Holland,” said Jennifer Owens, president, Lakeshore Advantage.
“We are pleased to assist them with their continued, significant growth and value LG Chem MI as a primary employer and employer of choice in our region.”
With some 450 workers in Holland, LGCMI made more 6 million lithium ion battery cells and added 140 new jobs at its factory on Holland’s east side last year.