Dow Kokam MI LLC, a joint venture formed last year between Dow Chemical Co. and South Korea’s TK Advanced Battery LLC, will construct a 400,000-sq.-ft. (37,160-sq.-m) facility in Midland, MI, to produce lithium-polymer batteries for electric vehicles, The Detroit News reports. The plant entails a $294 million investment from Dow Kokam over the next three years and will create at least 320 fulltime jobs by February 2014. Heavy-truck and bus maker Scania AB signs a 3-year contract extension ...

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