Alevo Hosts Legislative Leaders at Concord Facility

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Three of North Carolina’s legislative leaders recently toured Alevo, a battery storage manufacturer, to learn more about the technology and how storage is transforming the future of energy around the world. Alevo is just one example of the growing number of clean tech manufacturers and economic development opportunities across North Carolina. Their Concord location is their first U.S. manufacturing site where the rechargeable GridBank Lithium-Ion battery storage system is made.

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Alevo officials met with key legislative leaders and toured the 2.5 million sq. ft. Concord manufacturing facility on Thursday, February 23rd. From left to right (Jeff Gates of Alevo, State Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincoln), State Sen. Brent Jackson (R-Sampson), State Rep. Sam Watford (R-Davidson), and Ben Lowe of Alevo).

“I would like to thank Alevo for their hospitality in hosting us at their facility in Concord to tour their operation. I am proud that Alevo calls North Carolina home and appreciate their investment in our state. They truly are on the cutting edge of battery technology and I believe their batteries will play a key role in how we deliver and store energy as we move forward. The ability to efficiently store energy has long eluded the industry and I believe that this battery technology will be a game-changer in the energy market.” – Senator Brent Jackson (R-Sampson)

Alevo currently has over 215 employees, and late last week announced plans to expand their manufacturing facility in Concord with additional production lines and equipment.  The expansion would create 202 new jobs in manufacturing, engineering, maintenance, logistics, supply chain and other employees with an estimated impact of over $250 million to the local economy. Worker salaries will vary by position, but the new jobs will average $56,327, a nearly $20,000 increase over the local average salary.

Alevo was one of the companies featured at the 2nd Annual Clean Energy Champions event in Greensboro late last year, which was hosted by Conservatives for Clean Energy. Congratulations to NC Energy Champion Alevo on the expansion news!

Interesting fact: Alevo is located in the complex that once housed Philip Morris’ cigarette-manufacturing operations.