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Entek Breaks Ground On $1.5B Indiana Production Facility

ENTEK Breaks Ground On $1.5B Indiana Production Facility

Oregon-based ENTEK, the only U.S.-owned and operated wet-process lithium-ion battery separators manufacturer, broke ground on a $1.5 billion separator plant in Terre Haute, Indiana. The plant will produce lithium-ion battery components for the growing electric vehicle (EV) industry and represents ENTEK’s single largest investment to date.

ENTEK selected Clayco to design and construct the new facility that will generate more than 640 high-wage jobs by the end of 2027. The plant is set to produce up to 1.4 billion square meters of battery separators annually, enough to supply material for approximately 1.4 million vehicles.

“This is a great day for Terre Haute and for the state of Indiana,” said Governor Eric J. Holcomb. “ENTEK’s decision to locate a new, $1.5 billion battery component manufacturing facility here will have a transformational impact on the West Central Indiana community and the Hoosier economy for generations to come.”


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Jasmine Kilman is Content Director of Connect Commercial Real Estate, covering Chicago and greater Chicagoland, the Midwest, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest. She covers industry trends, transaction deals, market research, and produces daily news stories. With experience in marketing and communications for academic nonprofits and corporate clients, including Hearst Media, Hilton, and Coldwell Banker, Kilman has written about commercial real estate, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), technology, healthcare, and philanthropy. She was born and raised in California and graduated with a degree in public relations. In her spare time, Kilman enjoys hiking and traveling to new locations with her family.

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