Panasonic Vitality of North America plans to broaden its Northern Nevada footprint in early 2022 with the addition of a 94,483-square-foot Reno campus, in accordance with an organization press launch issued Wednesday.
PENA, the division of Panasonic which produces lithium-ion batteries on the Sparks Gigafactory, will transfer into an current constructing at 645 E. Plumb Lane, about half a mile west of the Reno-Tahoe Worldwide Airport. PENA’s headquarters will transfer from the Gigafactory to the Plumb Lane campus.
“Our new facility in Reno underscores our dedication to evolving and rising to remain on the forefront of the mobility market,” Allan Swan, president of PENA, stated in a information launch. “Investing in innovation and workforce initiatives in the local people helps our mission of making a future powered by sustainable power.”
The three-story constructing, initially in-built 1964, can be renovated to incorporate engineering labs, worker recruitment and coaching amenities along with serving as the corporate headquarters.
Panasonic cited the enlargement of the electrical car market because the catalyst for PENA’s enlargement plans. Earlier this month, the Biden administration introduced plans for a nationwide community of electrical car charging stations as a part of the $1 trillion infrastructure plan signed into legislation in November.
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