New battery business headed to Holland

9:19 PM, Nov 29, 2012   |    comments
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HOLLAND, Mich (WZZM) -- Holland will soon get another battery business. Our partner, the Detroit Free Press, is reporting that the government is awarding $120 million to a Chicago laboratory, which will build a battery research facility in Holland and Ann Arbor.

The Department of Energy is expected to announce the agreement Friday.

The news comes just two months after a 13 On Your Side investigation into LG Chem. The investigation revealed the federally funded manufacturer has not produced a single battery so far. A company spokesperson told our partner, the Grand Rapids Business Journal that electric and hybrid batteries are not yet in demand.

















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