Procurement


  • Urbix workers monitor graphite processing systems at the pilot facility in Arizona.
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    SK On partners with graphite processor to boost US raw materials supply

    The manufacturer will develop anode materials tailored to its batteries in collaboration with Arizona-based Urbix. 

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Graphite producers partner to build processing site in Canada

    The collaboration between Northern Graphite Corporation and Graphex Technologies will help grow North America’s capacity for the critical mineral.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Cell therapy company to grow Maryland operations

    Gilead-owned Kite plans to build a new warehouse amid push to bring control of raw materials in-house.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Hanwha, LG Energy Solution partner on battery production in US

    The companies will collaborate to grow their battery businesses amid heightened demand for clean energy solutions.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Energy department announces $52M in funds for clean manufacturing R&D

    Research priorities will include material and product design, recycling technology and reverse supply chain logistics.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
  • Company and government officials officially break ground on Hyundai's US EV campus.
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    Third Hyundai supplier sets up factory near upcoming EV plant

    Tier 1 supplier Ecoplastic Corporation will build a plant in southeast Georgia to support Hyundai’s first U.S. EV campus.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    Panasonic to supply Lucid with EV batteries

    The tech giant inked a deal with the electric vehicle startup as it works to gain a foothold in the U.S. battery market.

    By Dec. 20, 2022
  • Customers browse inside an Apple Inc. store in on January 3, 2019 in Shenzhen, China.
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    What Apple’s shifting China strategy could mean for the manufacturing industry

    Could the tech giant's plans spur a larger shift away from the manufacturing hub? We asked experts for their take.

    By Dec. 16, 2022
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    Lovesac makes strides in sourcing outside of China

    Companies are reevaluating their businesses amid the country's stringent pandemic control measures. 

    By Dec. 14, 2022
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    GM inks long-term nickel deal for Ultium battery production

    Nickel sulfate producer Vale Canada Limited will supply GM with 25,000 metric tons of the key raw battery material per year starting in 2026. 

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    Volkswagen to scout gigafactory locations in Canada

    The automaker also signed a deal with materials tech company Umicore to investigate a supply agreement for cathode material in North America.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
  • FujiFilm 2,000-litre mammalian cell culture tank
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    Fujifilm picks North Carolina for $188M cell culture media plant

    The Research Triangle facility will supply liquid and powder solutions that aid in cell growth in anticipation of rising demand to support advanced therapies. 

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    Courtesy of GlobalFoundries

    GlobalFoundries taps new supply chain leader as it grows manufacturing footprint

    Former Cisco executive Ashlie Wallace will lead the firm's logistics, supply planning, sourcing and procurement initiatives.

    By Alejandra Salgado • Nov. 23, 2022
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    American Battery Factory secures synthetic graphite supplier for planned gigafactories

    The deal with Anovion will help the battery maker as it creates its first production network.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
  • Punkin Energy Storage battery storage systems seen at night in Arizona.
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    Battery manufacturing to slow despite Inflation Reduction Act boost

    Despite significant investments in building mines, refineries and factories, analysts expect a three year delay due to material shortages.

    By Stephen Singer • Nov. 9, 2022
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    Fast fashion giant Shein revamps operations to cut emissions 25% by 2030

    The retailer will work with hundreds of its suppliers to implement greener manufacturing practices.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Georgia to get $850M EV battery parts plant

    Chemical manufacturer Solvay Specialty Polymers plans to build a plant in Augusta to manufacture binders and separator coatings for lithium-ion batteries.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
  • Customers line up at an Apple Store to pickup their orders of the new iPhone 14 on September 16,2022 in Wuhan. Hubei, China.
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    China COVID-19 restrictions hobble production at key iPhone factory

    The site is working at reduced capacity amid a resurgence of the virus.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
  • Two people are seen fixing the inside of an air conditioning unit
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    EPA proposes limits on use of climate-harming refrigerant chemical

    The agency is working to phase out HFCs, which are commonly used in the production of air conditioning and refrigeration.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    Magna invests $500M to expand EV supply manufacturing in Michigan

    The two new sites and expanded facility will produce battery tray components, seating and steel battery enclosures, respectively.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
  • President Joe Biden sits at a desk. In the background, a sign can be seen reading "Made in America" with pictures of batteries and automobiles.
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    Biden awards $2.8B to boost domestic EV battery manufacturing

    Suppliers for major auto giants including Tesla and Mercedes-Benz won grants to expand production

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Oct. 28, 2022