EV supply chain

SEMCORP Advanced Materials Group is to establish a manufacturing facility in Sidney, Ohio, creating nearly 1,200 jobs with $73 million in annual payroll and $916 million in capital investment

The facility will make separator film, a key component in batteries for electric vehicles (EVs).

“The Sidney facility is one of the biggest investments in our company’s history because we know the US is strongly committed to building the supply chains for EVs and energy storage here at home,” said Paul Lee, SEMCORP’s Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO.

SEMCORP also announced the hiring of Jeff Liu as the President and CEO of its Advanced Materials International division. “SEMCORP has been a critical part of the supply chain to make the worldwide transition toward electric vehicles possible, and I’m excited to use my experience to bring their technology to the Dayton region,” Liu said.