CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Microvast, a company that makes electric vehicle batteries, is establishing a manufacturing facility in Clarksville.
Gov. Bill Lee’s Office made the announcement Wednesday, saying Microvast will invest $220 million and create 287 jobs in Montgomery County.
“Tennessee is at the forefront of electric vehicle and charging infrastructure development, and we’re proud that Microvast will continue this important work in Tennessee. Clarksville’s highly-skilled workforce is well-equipped for these additional 287 jobs, and we appreciate this investment from Microvast,” Gov. Lee said in a statement.
According to a release, Microvast began the process of establishing a lithium-ion battery facility in the U.S. in 2019 at the request of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As part of that project, Microvast will renovate and expand a facility located at 780 International Boulevard in Clarksville to manufacture battery cells, modules and packs.
Officials said Microvast plans to begin the recruitment process this year and into 2022, with employment opportunities available as early as August 2021. Careers for Microvast will be posted at Clarksvilleishiring.com.