DETROIT FREE PRESS: 2 foreign EV battery firms plan to open Detroit locations, creating 600 jobs

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Two foreign electric vehicle battery assembly and charging station firms plan to open locations in Detroit, potentially creating 600 or more jobs by the end of the decade.

The firms, U.S. subsidiaries of Australia-based Fortescue Metals Group and Germany-based EcoG GmbH, each received approvals Tuesday for various incentives and inducements from the Michigan Strategic Fund in Lansing to come to Detroit.

The Fortescue project calls for renovating a large 410,000-square-foot industrial building, situated at 530 and 601 Piquette St. in the city’s Milwaukee Junction area, to create modern office and factory space for assembling components of EV batteries for autos and heavy industry.

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