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Energy Solutions Company Builds First Missouri Plant, Creates 50 New Jobs

Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets, unveiled their new $35 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Missouri. The new 180,000 sq. ft. facility will significantly enhance the production, quality and durability of Exide automotive batteries in North America and will add up to 50 new jobs in the region.

“We are winning new business and growing market share necessitating strategic investments like this one that bring value to our customers and meet their need for high-performance batteries,” said Vic Koelsch, President and CEO of Exide Technologies. “With this new facility, we are bringing improved quality and operational efficiency improvements that serve to increase our capacity significantly which, in turn, positions Exide for continued growth in the automotive and industrial battery markets.”

Exide’s enhanced punched grid manufacturing technology and unique grid design increases battery performance and reliability, meeting the unique and evolving battery needs of today’s most technologically advanced vehicles. The Missouri site will utilize a high precision punching process to ensure grid quality and eliminates grid variability.

“Kansas City is the ideal location for our punched grid manufacturing center of excellence given its proximity to key Exide customers and our existing manufacturing facilities as well as access to an experienced local workforce,” Koelsch added.  “We look forward to developing a strong relationship with the community as we expand our operational footprint in the area.”

For more information on Missouri’s energy solutions industry, check out our industry webpage, or contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have, and show you how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion, collaboration and investment needs.

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