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TCCI Begins Construction on EV Innovation Hub in Decatur

TCCI, a global leader in electric compressors for commercial, heavy-duty, and automotive specialty markets, was joined by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, Richland Community College, and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to break ground recently on TCCI’s new electric vehicle Innovation Hub in Decatur, Illinois.

“Not only will this new hub support the launch of one of the first Made-In-America electric compressor manufacturing facilities, but it will also house the new Climatic Center for Innovation and Research, specifically designed to push the bounds of possibility in electric vehicles,” said Governor JB Pritzker.

The project was supported by the State of Illinois’ Reimagining Energy and Vehicles in Illinois (REV Illinois) incentive package. $21.3 million in capital grants were also appropriated to the City of Decatur and Richland Community College to build the first-of-its-kind Climatic Center for Innovation and Research, as well as the EV + Energy Workforce Training Academy.


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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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