Aquion to make energy storage systems in Westmoreland County
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Aquion Energy Inc., a Pittsburgh company that started out based on research at Carnegie Mellon University, plans to build a facility to manufacture sodium ion batteries and energy storage systems in Westmoreland County.
In an announcement this morning, Aquion said it will lease space within an East Huntingdon facility owned by the Regional Industrial Development Corp. of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Work on the space will begin this year, with production expected to start next year.
The company said it expects to create as many as 400 manufacturing jobs within three years.
"After considering all of our options, including aggressive offers from a number of other U.S. states, we concluded that southwestern Pennsylvania is the best location for Aquion to establish its first high-volume manufacturing operation," chief executive officer Scott Pearson said in a prepared statement.
First Published February 21, 2012 9:53 am