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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Johnson Controls Breaks Ground on Fully-Integrated Battery Recycling Facility

Johnson Controls today broke ground on a fully-integrated battery recycling facility in Florence, S.C. The Florence Recycling Center, slated for completion during 2012 and to be operated by Johnson Controls' Power Solutions business, represents a capital investment of more than $150 million and will create an estimated 250 new jobs and approximately 1,000 indirect jobs in the area.
The groundbreaking was led by Alex A. Molinaroli, president of Johnson Controls Power Solutions, with more than 150 area leaders and community members in attendance.
"I'd like to thank the leaders from the Florence area and throughout South Carolina for their support and collaboration through this process, including the Florence County Economic Development Association, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Senators Hugh Leatherman and Yancey McGill, and many others," said Molinaroli. "They have been instrumental in helping us to achieve today's milestone to be able to break ground on this important facility."
The facility will be located directly off of US-76, on Paper Mill Road. Johnson Controls plans to develop 36 acres of the site for its new facility and parking, with the remaining acreage undeveloped. Portions of this undeveloped acreage will be permanently protected through a conservation easement.
To learn more about the Florence County Recycling Center, visit

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