AESC US Holds Groundbreaking For New Electric Car Battery Plant

Wednesday’s AESC US groundbreaking for a new electric car battery plant in Florence will likely be followed by other such events related to automobile and battery production, or even not related to electric car and battery production.

An industry that locates a plant such as the $810 million battery plant and the 1,170 jobs that will come with it draws the attention of other manufacturers looking for prime locations for their plants.

“In the future I’d say half a dozen to a dozen,” said Florence City Councilman Bryan Braddock of future economic development announcements.

The plant will ultimately sit on about 500 acres of a 900 acre site that will stretch from Estate Road east to S.C. 327.

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