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LG Chem’s Holland, Mich. battery plant says after being delayed it will begin commercial production of lithium-ion batteries next month. The factory was shut down in September in a decision voluntarily made by LG Chem following a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency subpoena due to a chemical being used in manufacturing that was not approved by […]

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Around a year after it was scheduled to begin U.S. production of lithium-ion battery packs for the Chevy Volt, Ford Focus EV and other applications, LG Chem announced yesterday that it will at last get started in a couple of months. “Test runs have already begun at the facility and the company is targeting the […]

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A U.S. Energy Department inspection of LG Chem’s still-under-construction battery plant in Holland, Mich. found trained, but idled workers were paid to play cards, board and video games – and LG Chem billed Uncle Sam $842,000 for tens of thousands of man hours for this. Citing vagaries in the rules, and ultimately blaming the non […]

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