Solvay Specialty Polymers’ Board formally approved a new Augusta-based facility to manufacture electric battery-grade binders and separator coatings
Today’s announcement is made possible by a $178,218,568 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant Senator Reverend Warnock helped secure last month
In July, Senator Reverend Warnock encouraged Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to support funding for the facility in Augusta, Georgia to boost the domestic electric vehicle battery supply chain
Additionally, Senator Reverend Warnock championed the Bipartisan Infrastructure law and helped secure billions of dollars in the law to bolster Georgia’s infrastructure and local economies
Senator Reverend Warnock: “When I speak with Augusta residents, they tell me they want more jobs coming to their area. That’s why I’ve helped deliver hundreds of new jobs to Richmond County by pushing to secure the $178 million grant that made today’s announcement possible.”
ICYMI from the Augusta Chronicle: Augusta polymers plant wins $178 million grant to build electric-vehicle battery parts
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) applauded Solvay Specialty Polymers Board’s decision to formally sign off on an Augusta-based faculty to manufacture electric battery-grade binders and separator coatings, a crucial component for lithium-ion batteries used for electric vehicles. This announcement is made possible thanks to Senator Warnock, who helped secure a $178 million Bipartisan Infrastructure law grant for Solvay. The facility could bring as many as 500 construction jobs and 100 manufacturing jobs to Richmond County. In July, Senator Warnock encouraged Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to support the funding for this manufacturing facility.
“When I speak with Augusta residents, they tell me they want more jobs coming to their area,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “That’s why I’ve helped deliver hundreds of new jobs to Richmond County by pushing to secure the $178 million grant that made today’s announcement possible. I’ll continue to work closely with businesses looking to start or expand in Georgia, and I’ll stay focused on growing these good-paying jobs in our state.”
Senator Warnock has championed clean energy infrastructure investments. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the bipartisan infrastructure package, is already improving Georgia’s public transportation and making investments in a cleaner future. More information is available HERE. The Senator also helped pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which makes robust investments in solar manufacturing, sustainable aviation fuel, and electric buses. More information is available HERE.