Johnson Controls to Build Automotive Battery Recycling Center
Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE: JCI) plans to invest more than $100 million to build a new facility for recycling automotive batteries in Florence County, South Carolina. The facility is expected to create 250 new jobs.
Johnson Controls’ new facility in Florence will be located on a 270-acre site that is near other major corporate leaders such as Roche Carolina, DuPont, and Smurfit-Stone. The company plans to develop approximately 36 acres for its facility and parking, leaving the remaining acreage undeveloped. Portions of the site will be permanently protected through a conservation easement.
“The proposed Florence facility will be the most innovative battery recycling operation in the world,” said Alex Molinaroli, president of Johnson Controls Power Solutions. “Our closed-loop system is state-of-the-art in terms of environmental controls, conforming well within all federal, state and local environmental regulations.”
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