Dow Kokam LLC breaks ground on a new manufacturing facility in Midland, MI, that will produce lithium-ion batteries for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. The company envisions an 800,000-sq.-ft. (74,322-sq.-m), large-format plant that will be developed in two overlapping construction phases. When complete, the facility will employ nearly 800 workers and have capacity to make 1.2 billion watt hours of large-format, affordable Li-ion batteries – enough to power 60,000 EVs or HEVs ...

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