“Now we have the fact”: The enchantment of Toyota has additionally confirmed the Greensboro megasite | Native information
Toyota Motor Administrator Chris Reynolds (left) stands with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to celebrate their new partnership during the announcement of the future location of a new Toyota battery manufacturing facility in Liberty on Monday.
KENNETH FERRIERA, NEWS & RECORD
RICHARD M. BARRON AND JAMIE BIGGS employed authors
December 6, 2021 Announcement that Toyota will build a car battery plant near Greensboro
LIBERTY – After years of manufacturing – and now millions – the Greensboro-Randolph megasite has finally landed a big manufacturer.
Toyota’s announcement on Monday afternoon that it will build a battery factory – what has become the state’s worst-kept secret – brings a mixture of celebration, relief, and justification for a triad economic development community that has been developing this massive bait for one for 10 years Car company.
Governor Roy Cooper called the work a “new chapter” for the state and for “clean energy transportation”. Country.
“It will be for the cleaner cars of today and tomorrow,” said Cooper, suspecting that as the world continues to see North Carolina as a “clean energy hub and clean energy jobs”.
“And we hope that everything that happens around the battery plant will continue to be part of it in the future,” added Cooper, indicating that more could be added to the 1,800-acre site in Liberty.
Its not-so-subtle allusion garnered applause from the numerous local, regional and state dignitaries who had gathered on the sprawling property to hear the governor’s announcement.