IBJNews

EnerDel expected to announce new manufacturing plant

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

Lithium battery-maker EnerDel appears to be on the cusp of revealing plans for a new manufacturing plant near Indianapolis.

Gov. Mitch Daniels is scheduled to join EnerDel executives on Thursday for a 1 p.m. economic development announcement at the company’s 8740 Hague Road headquarters.

As IBJ reported earlier this month, EnerDel has requested permission from Hancock County officials to set up manufacturing operations at the Mount Comfort business park east of Indianapolis. The county’s Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to hear the request Jan. 28.

Earlier Wednesday, IBJ reported EnerDel is in line for a $3 million federal grant that would help bring 200 more jobs to its current facilities on the north side of Indianapolis and in Noblesville.

EnerDel, a subsidiary of New York-based Ener1, is a startup maker of battery packs for electric vehicles and other uses. It has grown from 41 employees a year ago to 180 today. In 2008, the company announced plans for a $100 million expansion to create 850 jobs across Indiana by 2012—plans Hancock Economic Development Council Director Dennis Maloy has said have been scaled back.

About 275 of  the new positions were earmarked for the Indianapolis area. The company said the new Indianapolis jobs would involve research and cell production. Sixty more jobs were planned at 15425 Herriman Boulevard in Noblesville, where workers assemble battery packs.

The rest of the jobs were to be based at a battery-manufacturing plant to be located at a then-undisclosed site in Indiana—presumably in Hancock County.

The company  has applied for a $480 million federal loan that would allow for a significant manufacturing expansion.

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
Subscribe to IBJ
  1. In reality, Lilly is maintaining profit by cutting costs such as Indiana/US citizen IT workers by a significant amount with their Tata Indian consulting connection, increasing Indian H1B's at Lillys Indiana locations significantly and offshoring to India high paying Indiana jobs to cut costs and increase profit at the expense of U.S. workers.

  2. I think perhaps there is legal precedence here in that the laws were intended for family farms, not pig processing plants on a huge scale. There has to be a way to squash this judges judgment and overrule her dumb judgement. Perhaps she should be required to live in one of those neighbors houses for a month next to the farm to see how she likes it. She is there to protect the people, not the corporations.

  3. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/03-111.htm Corporate farms are not farms, they are indeed factories on a huge scale. The amount of waste and unhealthy smells are environmentally unsafe. If they want to do this, they should be forced to buy a boundary around their farm at a premium price to the homeowners and landowners that have to eat, sleep, and live in a cesspool of pig smells. Imagine living in a house that smells like a restroom all the time. Does the state really believe they should take the side of these corporate farms and not protect Indiana citizens. Perhaps justifiable they should force all the management of the farms to live on the farm itself and not live probably far away from there. Would be interesting to investigate the housing locations of those working at and managing the corporate farms.

  4. downtown in the same area as O'malia's. 350 E New York. Not sure that another one could survive. I agree a Target is needed d'town. Downtown Philly even had a 3 story Kmart for its downtown residents.

  5. Indy-area residents... most of you have no idea how AMAZING Aurelio's is. South of Chicago was a cool pizza place... but it pales in comparison to the heavenly thin crust Aurelio's pizza. Their deep dish is pretty good too. My waistline is expanding just thinking about this!

ADVERTISEMENT