Amplify Cell Technologies
Amplify Cell Technologies breaks ground on Mississippi battery cell factory, creating 2,000 new jobs

Amplify Cell Technologies begins construction of Mississippi battery cell factory

July 9, 2024
Amplify plans to begin battery cell production in 2027 and is expected to create more than 2,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs.

Amplify Cell Technologies, a joint venture between Accelera, Daimler, and Paccar, recently broke ground at its new battery cell manufacturing plant in Marshall County, Mississippi. 

The 500-acre site will be home to a 2 million-square-foot, energy-efficient facility with an annual manufacturing capacity of 21-gigawatt hours for the production of lithium-iron-phosphate battery cells. Amplify plans to begin battery cell production in 2027 and is expected to create more than 2,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs. 

“I am thrilled to be here with so many of our partners to break ground on this new battery cell manufacturing facility in Marshall County,” said Kel Kearns, CEO of Amplify Cell Technologies. “United in the mission to decarbonize our highways and interstates, our founding partners are making a serious commitment. Marking the start of construction on site signifies this collective effort, and together we will lead the transformation of the commercial transportation industry.”

Leaders from Accelera, Daimler, and Paccar were joined by State of Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, and local officials to celebrate the groundbreaking.

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“Mississippi is incredibly excited to welcome this historic private sector investment from the new joint venture between Accelera, Daimler Truck, and Paccar,” Governor Tate Reeves said. “This project is the largest payroll commitment in state history, and it will bring an incredible 2,000 new jobs to this community. This fantastic investment from these industry leaders will help to further charge Mississippi’s electric economy.”

The new facility will produce LFP battery cells, a cell chemistry chosen for its durability and cost-effectiveness. Through this initiative, the battery supply chain will be localized to meet the needs of the growing electric commercial vehicle market in North America.

“As the transportation industry evolves and energy demands grow, it’s crucial that we have American facilities producing the materials and technologies necessary to meet those needs,” Senator Hyde-Smith said. “This joint venture is not only a major job booster for Mississippi but sets an example for future endeavors in the transportation industry. I am thrilled to see this project take off, as it will increase competition in the market, boost the local economy, and provide jobs for our state.”

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