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Plans to Locate Copper Foil Manufacturer Plant and Headquarters in Augusta

A company that makes copper parts for the aerospace and defense industries – and now electric vehicles – plans to build a manufacturing plant in Richmond County.

Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Wednesday that Denkai America, a manufacturer of high-quality electrodeposited (ED) copper foil used in printed electronics, will locate its new manufacturing facility and North American Headquarters on a 115-acre site in Augusta Corporate Park in Richmond County. The Augusta plant will focus on battery foil for electric vehicles.

The company’s initial investment will be $150 million, with a goal to invest a total of $430 million and create 250 new jobs over the next five years.

“Georgia is proud to be selected as the home of Denkai America, further strengthening our state’s status as a leader in the emerging electric mobility and existing aerospace, defense, and technology industries,” Kemp said. “We have been laser-focused on bringing quality jobs to highly trained, hardworking Georgians across the state, and we look forward to seeing one-of-a-kind companies like Denkai thrive in Georgia’s top-ranking pro-business environment.”

Denkai America’s materials have traditionally been used in printed circuit board applications, primarily for the aerospace and defense industries, but are also now used in the lithium-ion batteries powering electric vehicles. Operating for more than 60 years, Denkai has team members worldwide with operations in Japan and North America.

“This investment highlights our commitment to leading ED battery foil manufacturing in North America for many years to come,” said Heday Nakajima, Denkai Group President, and CEO. “We are grateful to the teams in Richmond County and the State of Georgia for making this project possible.”

Construction is expected to begin in September 2022 as the first part of a three-phase investment, and the facility will be fully operational by December 2024. The company will be hiring skilled industrial technicians, production managers, and engineers. Interested applicants can learn more and apply at https://denkaiamerica.isolvedhire.com/jobs/.

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