Marcy Kaptur

12/11/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/11/2023 14:11

Congresswoman Kaptur Statement On $13.8 Million Investment In New Battery Assembly Plant In North Toledo Creating 185 Jobs Press ReleaseTradeJobs and the EconomyEnergy

Toledo, OH - Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement following the announcement by Mobis North America that they will invest $13.8 Million in a new Battery Assembly Facility and bring 185 new jobs to North Toledo. The company will move into a newly remodeled 285,000-square-foot industrial building at 5901 Skyview Drive. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved a Job Creation Tax Credit for the company. Construction is already underway on the new plant, with production planned to start in August 2024. The investment in the new state-of-the-art facility expands Mobis' electrification capabilities and bolsters the company's sustainability and environmental efforts. With another plant in Toledo, Ohio, and two other facilities in Detroit, Michigan, Mobis North America has roughly 1,000 employees in the region.

"This infusion of $13.8 Million and 185 new jobs is a major investment in North Toledo and will be a gamechanger - investing in the future of our city and our people. I am proud to see companies come in and recognize the value of our communities, and bring these jobs to the Great Lakes Heartland where the skills exist, the supply chain exists, and where the automotive heart of our nation strongly beats," said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. "These jobs are an investment in the green economy, an investment in North Toledo, and an investment in the people of Northwest Ohio."

"We've been manufacturing in Toledo, Ohio for nearly 20 years, and we are excited to continue to invest in the community with this new battery plant. The state-of-the-art facility will bring 185 good-paying, upskilled jobs to the area, and be a driving force in automotive electrification here in the Midwest," said Dong Hee (Danny) Son, General Manager

"Today marks a significant milestone in our city's relentless pursuit to revitalize the long abandoned North Towne Square Mall site, left desolate for more than 17 years, now transformed into a dynamic industrial park," said Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz. "It is with immense pride that we join NorthPoint Development and our others partners to extend a warm welcome to Mobis, the first company to set its roots in this transformed space."

"Mobis choosing Ohio to establish its new metal base plate production for EV parts brings the company's second manufacturing facility to the region while diversifying its operations in Lucas County," said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. "The attraction of this plant from a global leader in smart mobility demonstrates the value proposition Ohio brings as the market for electric hybrid vehicles continues to grow."

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