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EV Batteries Made from Recycled Batteries

Ascend Elements is investing $1 billion to build a facility in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, to produce lithium-ion cathode materials for electric vehicle batteries.

The battery materials are made from recycled lithium-ion batteries using a “hydro-to-cathode” process that generates no toxic waste and minimal carbon emissions.  The facility will produce 250,000 batteries each year for customers such as Honda, EcoPro, and SK Battery.


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Arrival’s Van Microfactory Moving to North Carolina

Arrival, an electric vehicle startup with headquarters in the US and UK, has decided to move all of its Van production to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Instead of investing in mega production facilities, Arrival uses a microfactory model that installs assembly cells in existing facilities to build its all-electric vans.  Arrival cited federal tax credit incentives, large market size, and better margins as factors in its decision to focus on the US market.


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By |2022-11-13T07:18:35+00:00November 15, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Whirlpool to Spin Up in Argentina

Whirlpool is investing $52 million to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Argentina.

The plant will export 70% of its washing machines to neighboring countries such as Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Chile.  Whirlpool’s facility location decision in Latin America reflects a near-shoring practice that utilizes local resources to produce output close to the final destination.


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By |2022-11-13T05:23:27+00:00November 12, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Butter Illustrates a Dependent Demand Shortage

Staffing issues and lower milk production in the first half of the year have led to a dairy shortage, resulting in less butter on store shelves and in storage facilities.

Butter prices increased 28% from January 2022 to September 2022. Factors leading to the increase in costs of food production include severe weather and the Russia-Ukraine war.


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