CONCORD, N.C. — Celgard, a North Carolina company the Obama Administration has held up as an example of the future’s clean energy industries is getting another high-profile visit and may be announcing as many as 200 new jobs.
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Gov. Beverly Perdue and other politicians on Monday are visiting a new lithium-ion battery facility in Concord.
Perdue is expected to announce that Charlotte-based Celgard is going to create more jobs.
Cabbarus Magazine reported earlier this month that the company plans to add 200 jobs, some at its headquarters in Charlotte but most of them in Concord.
Celgard factory received nearly $50 million from the Energy Department in 2009 and a visit by President Barak Obama last year. The company makes high-tech battery components, including membranes used in advanced lithium batteries for electric cars.
Celgard has hired nearly 200 new workers for its Charlotte and Concord plants. The company also could collect nearly $5 million from the state if it creates about 300 jobs and keeps them for 11 years.
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