Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter and Duksan Electra America, Inc. officials announced Wednesday the company will invest $95 million to locate its first North American manufacturing facility in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
A branch of South Korean-based Duksan Group, Duksan Electra will create 101 new jobs in Bedford County over the next five years as the company constructs a new facility at 210 Frank Martin Road.
As an electrolyte manufacturer for the electric vehicle battery industry, Duksan Electra’s expansion to Tennessee will position the company to be geographically closer to its core customer base. The Shelbyville location will be essential to Duksan Electra as the company is responsible for supplying roughly 60,000 tons of electrolytes to battery makers in the southeastern U.S.
“Bedford County is excited to be a part of bringing Duksan Electra to our communities. Our collaboration with the City of Shelbyville, along with the formation of the Shelbyville-Bedford Partnership, has proven to be effective. We look forward to many more exciting things to come in Bedford County.” – Bedford County Mayor Chad Graham