NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Lithium battery maker EnerDel says it will locate its newest manufacturing operation in Hancock County, bringing 500 jobs to the area.
Gov. Mitch Daniels joined EnerDel executives Thursday to announce the new operation near Mount Comfort just east of Indianapolis. He says he hopes EnerDel can help make Indiana the capital of the electric vehicle industry.
The developer of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles announced in 2008 plans to create jobs by expanding its Indianapolis location and building a new assembly center in Noblesville. It also committed to locating a full-scale manufacturing site in Indiana.
EnerDel plans to begin hiring engineers, production associates and administrative staff for the new location in the coming months.