Saft launches industrial production at Jacksonville Li-ion battery plant

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Saft inaugurated an advanced automated lithium-ion battery factory in Jacksonville, Florida. Saft Jacksonville has an annual sales capacity of $300 million. Saft was presented with incentives from the state of Florida and the city of Jacksonville to build the plant, and construction of the 235,000-square-foot facility was further funded by a $95.5 million federal grant from the Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Saft begins deliveries of first lithium-ion batteries produced by new Jacksonville plant

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Jacksonville, Florida. The first deliveries from Jacksonville have included hundreds of cells for battery assembly for European customers. Starting volume industrial-scale deliveries to customers from the Jacksonville plant opened in September this year confirms the sound foundations we have put in place, both in terms of the advanced production technology we have implemented and the team of people we brought together to run it.

President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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The plan identifies $8 billion provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ARRA and $1 billion a year for five years requested in the federal budget as the components of an initial %13 billion investment. By late summer, the Federal Railroad Administration will begin awarding the first round of grants. Additional funding for long-term planning and development is expected from legislation authorizing federal surface transportation programs.

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