KORE Power, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, announced plans to build a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant to support global growth efforts for its Mark 1 Energy Storage System. The new facility will create 2,000 manufacturing jobs.

The new 1 million-square-foot facility will be used to manufacture and produce the company’s Mark 1 Energy Storage System using state-of-the-art, fully automated battery assembly lines and processes. Once completed, the plant will have 10 GWh of highly scalable manufacturing capacity for customized industrial battery solutions.

Currently, KORE Power is reviewing specific potential sites in a handful of states.

“We pride ourselves on being a U.S.-based energy storage solution provider. As a result of being based in the U.S., we are able to deliver local, personalized service for the growing energy market,” says Lindsay Gorrill, chief executive officer. “This new manufacturing plant is another step in our mission to increase our capacity to supply North American markets, and also to grow our international presence by offering proven and reliable solutions that are cost-effective and readily available. We are looking forward to selecting a location to construct a sustainable, state-side energy storage manufacturing plant – something we believe the U.S. market desperately needs.”