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September 28, 2021

Lucid Motors Starts Production of Lucid Air at AMP-1 Factory in Casa Grande

CASA GRANDE, AZ — Lucid Group today celebrated the start of production of its Lucid Air at its Advanced Manufacturing Plant (AMP-1) in Casa Grande with a factory commissioning ceremony attended by Lucid Group CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson and Governor Doug Ducey.

September 24, 2021

Intel Breaks Ground On Two New Semiconductor Factories

CHANDLER, AZIntel today broke ground on two new semiconductor fabrication facilities, or fabs, at the company’s Ocotillo campus in Chandler. In a groundbreaking ceremony attended by Governor Ducey, local elected officials and community leaders, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger celebrated the start of construction on the largest private investment in state history and reiterated the company’s commitment to investing in U.S. semiconductor leadership. 

September 23, 2021

Helix Electric Selects Goodyear for First Manufacturing Facility in Arizona

GOODYEAR, AZHelix Electric, one of the largest electrical contracting companies in the nation, announced today its first manufacturing facility in Arizona will be in Goodyear. The 112,000-square-foot facility will be used to manufacture and fabricate building components for electrical construction.

September 8, 2021

Owens Corning to Restart Production at Eloy Manufacturing Facility

ELOY, AZOwens Corning, a global building and industrial materials leader, has announced plans to restart production at its insulation manufacturing facility in Eloy, Arizona. The 42,500 square-foot facility at Eloy Industrial Park is expected to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2022 and will bring more than 50 jobs to the area in a wide range of categories.

September 1, 2021

Zero Electric Vehicles To Open New Headquarters And Production Facility In Gilbert

PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL: Zero Electric Vehicles, a company that builds car electrification kits, has unveiled plans to build out a new head office and production center in Gilbert. The new 103,000-square foot space will allow the company to produce EV conversion kits for light and medium duty fleet vehicles that currently run on gasoline. The company also plans to build an electric vehicle chassis and full electric car of its own in the future.

July 29, 2021

KORE Power Selects Arizona Site for One Million Square Foot “KOREPlex” Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing Facility

PHOENIX, AZ —  KORE Power, Inc. announced today the first lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility wholly owned by a U.S. company will be built in Maricopa County. The one million square foot manufacturing facility, dubbed the KOREPlex, will support up to 12 gigawatt hours (GWh) of battery cell production to ensure a reliable and independent U.S. supply chain for lithium-ion battery cells that are critical to the future of electric vehicles, power grids and more.

June 9, 2021

CP Technologies Opens New CP North American Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility in Prescott, Arizona

PRESCOTT, AZ — CP Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of standard and custom rugged computer hardware, announced today it opened the newly constructed CP North American headquarters at 2620 Deep Well Ranch Rd. in Prescott, Arizona in a ribbon cutting ceremony held today. The 50,000 square-foot facility is home to the CP North America family of brands including CP Technologies, CP Aeronautics and CP Systems.

May 11, 2021

ElectraMeccanica Breaks Ground On First U.S. Based Assembly Facility And Engineering Technical Center

MESA, AZ - ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., a Canadian designer and manufacturer of environmentally efficient electric vehicles (EVs), today broke ground on its first U.S. based assembly facility and state-of-the-art engineering technical center in Mesa. The expansion represents the third groundbreaking for an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Arizona since 2019.

May 5, 2021

CIS Global Expands Headquarters in Tucson, Arizona

TUCSON, AZ - CIS Global, a manufacturer of linear motion slides and power distribution products for the IT, Data Center, and Consumer Appliance sectors, announces plans to expand its headquarters in Tucson, Arizona.

April 27, 2021

Photocentric, Leading Edge UK Additive Manufacturer, to Locate US Headquarters in Avondale, AZ

AVONDALE, AZ - Photocentric, Inc., an industry leader and pioneer in the development of photopolymers and additive manufacturing, will move its US-based headquarters to Avondale, Arizona.

April 14, 2021

Li-Cycle to Build New Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility in Arizona

Li-Cycle Corp. (“Li-Cycle” or “the Company”), an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, today announced that the Company will build its third commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility to be located in Gilbert, Arizona, within the Phoenix metropolitan area.

April 2, 2021

Calgary-based APEL Extrusions Relocating Headquarters to Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ — Calgary-based APEL Extrusions has purchased 22.6 acres of land at the southeast corner of the new Loop 202 Freeway and Lower Buckeye Road. The property will be the site of a new 323,782-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility. Plans call for North America’s leading aluminum extrusion company to expand its West Coast Operations to Phoenix, Arizona in late 2022 with plans to move the company’s headquarters to follow.

April 1, 2021

BD to Invest $65 Million for Key Supply Chain Infrastructure in Tucson, Arizona to Increase Resiliency of U.S. Medical Device Supply

TUCSON, AZ — BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today it will invest $65 million to construct a state-of-the-art facility in Tucson, Arizona that will be a hub for the company’s supply chain, serving as a final-stage manufacturing and sterilization center.

March 31, 2021

Arizona Launches State-Of-The-Art Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

COOLIDGE, AZ — The State of Arizona, Pinal County, City of Casa Grande and Central Arizona College have opened a new training center that will prepare Arizonans for jobs in high-tech industries. The state-of-the-art facility, named “Drive48,” features cutting-edge robots and multiple hands-on training rooms where technicians will train for jobs in advanced manufacturing.

March 23, 2021

Governor Ducey Applauds Intel’s $20 Billion Expansion In Arizona

CHANDLER, AZ — Intel today announced a substantial expansion of its Arizona-based manufacturing capacity with a $20 billion investment – the largest private sector investment in state history. The expansion will see the construction of two new semiconductor fabrication facilities, or fabs, which will produce advanced semiconductor chips used in modern electronics.

March 17, 2021

New Fire Sprinkler Company Comes to Mohave County

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ — Construction is underway and soon a new and growing company will be coming to Mohave County. Shambaugh & Sons is utilizing an existing building until the completion of its 84,000 square ft. fabrication facility. Progressive Pipe Fabricators, a division of Shambaugh, will fabricate and deliver over 20,000 individual sprinkler pipe per week. The building will be located on Historic Route 66 in Kingman.

March 16, 2021

ElectraMeccanica Announces Plans to Establish U.S. Base of Operations in Greater Phoenix, Arizona

March 16, 2021 — ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) ("ElectraMeccanica" or the "Company"), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, today announced that it has selected Mesa, AZ, in the greater Phoenix area, for its U.S. based assembly facility and engineering technical center. Phoenix ranks as the fifth largest city in the U.S. according to 2020 census data, with nearly 1.8 million residents. Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, ranks 35th nationally. The Company’s selection marks the end of a comprehensive, year-long site search conducted by ElectraMeccanica and its partner, BDO USA’s Site Selection & Incentives Practice (“BDO”).

March 11, 2021

UACJ Whitehall Selects Flagstaff for New Auto Parts Plant

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries, a leading supplier of precision extruded aluminum automotive components and assemblies, will take over the former Walgreen’s distribution center in Flagstaff for a new plant that will manufacture parts for electric vehicles. 

February 10, 2021

VIAVI Relocates Headquarters and Plans Manufacturing Capacity Expansion in Arizona

CHANDLER, AZ — Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI) (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced that its Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) segment plans to establish a new manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona to support growing demand for its technologies. VIAVI also plans to transition its headquarters to the new facility, which is anticipated to house at least 100 employees by 2022. In preparation for this move, the company has already relocated its corporate headquarters to a temporary office in Scottsdale. The company’s San Jose office will continue to operate as a functional center of excellence and sales office.

November 16, 2020

Compound Photonics Announces the Opening of MicroLED Innovation Acceleration Center (MiAC) in Chandler, Arizona

CHANDLER, AZ — Compound Photonics US Corporation (CP, also known as CP Display), a leader in compact high performance microdisplay solutions for Augmented and Mixed Reality (AR/MR), today announced its opening of MiAC (MicroLED Innovation Acceleration Center) in Chandler, Arizona. It will be the first industry known fab in the world dedicated to accelerate the time-to-market of sub 5 µm pixel monolithically integrated microLED displays to meet the rising demand for mass market AR/MR and smart wearable devices.