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GM announces $3 Billion battery plant to be built in New Carlisle

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NEW CARLISLE, Ind. — General Motors has formally announced it plans to build a massive battery plant along State Road 2 in New Carlisle. The plant will be the largest single investment into St. Joseph County in history with a price tag of $3-billion.

The project will create 2,500 construction jobs while the plant is being built. It will bring 1,600 full-time jobs once it is fully operational. The estimated annual economic impact will equal that of the University of Notre Dame.


RNM has learned the deal with GM was essentially dead in the water under Democrat leadership. It was resurrected quickly after the Republican party took control of the St. Joseph County Council this year.

“The St. Joseph County Republican Party applauds the Republican Commissioners and the Republican-led County Council for their essential roles in the establishment of a General Motors (GM) battery plant in New Carlisle, marking a significant milestone in our community’s economic development. This transformative project, which represents a monumental investment of over $3 billion, will bring 1,600 full-time jobs and an additional 2,500 construction jobs to the county.” St. Joseph County Republican Party Chairman Tyler Gillean said in a statement.

“The decision to locate this state-of-the-art battery plant in St. Joseph County underscores the success of pro-economic growth Republican leadership. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Republican Commissioners and County Council for their unwavering commitment to creating a business-friendly environment that attracts major investments like this. Their dedication to fostering economic growth and job creation has played a pivotal role in securing this remarkable opportunity for our community.” Gillean’s press release stated.

“We extend our appreciation to South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce President, Jeff Rea and St. Joseph County Executive Director of Economic Development, Bill Schalliol. Mr. Rea’s and Mr. Schalliol’s exemplary leadership and unwavering commitment to economic growth have been crucial in attracting this major investment to our region.” The release continued. “The St. Joseph County Republican Party is committed to building on this success and working diligently to create an environment that fosters economic prosperity, job growth, and innovation. We will continue to collaborate with local businesses, community leaders, and stakeholders to attract further investment and expand opportunities for all our residents. Together, we will forge a brighter future for our community and ensure a prosperous St. Joseph County for generations to come.”

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  1. All of the raw materials to build these batteries will be produced in the US, right? Can’t seem to find where the cobalt, lithium and copper mines are located in the US. China on the other hand has access to quite a bit of these resources.

  2. I am hopeful the design of the plant will be flexible, because all indications are the future of EV’s isn’t anywhere near as bright as we are led to believe. Not only are there ample studies concluding that EV’s are not the savior of “climate change” but in fact can create worse problems.

    Toyota, for example, recently published a report concluding exactly that.. which is why they’re not jumping on the EV bandwagon instead continuing with hybrid technology (using both Lithium Ion and Nickel-Metal-Hydride) that doesn’t require nearly the battery capacity of a full-blown EV. And it won’t leave you stranded looking for a charging station. That said, there will always be ample applications for Lithium-ion batteries in power tools, etc. so I am hopeful the plant will be designed to accommodate many different batteries and we won’t have another vacant factory in New Carlisle in the coming years when the nation’s appetite for EV’s doesn’t materialize.

    • The promoters of this (the CFR and Round Table Groups) don’t care about the environment. They care about putting you in 15-minute cities living in rented 200 square foot apartments, relying on limebike and uber to get around, where you will own nothing “but be happy.” This is so they can control you. Monitor your every move, even thoughts.


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