Van Buren Township

Our Next Energy Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony For Upcoming $1.6 Billion Battery Manufacturing Campus

To celebrate the $1.6 Billion investment in a Battery Manufacturing Campus that will be built in Van Buren Township, Our Next Energy (ONE) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its headquarters in Novi. Attendees at the event included Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, U.S. Representative Haley Stevens (MI-11), U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (MI-12),  and Van Buren Township Supervisor Kevin McNamara and Director of Building, Planning, and Economic Development Dan Power.

Founder and CEO of Our Next Energy, Mujeeb Izaj, escorted local and national leaders and partners around the facility for tours of its headquarters, speaking to the coming facility which will be one of the few wholly US-owned manufacturers of both LFP and anode-free cells in the country. The facility also secures 2,112 jobs within Van Buren Township, solidifying the Township’s position as a leader of mobility and electrification in the Midwest.

"What is happening in this facility is truly exciting," said Whitmer. "What will continue the work in Van Buren Township in the Gigafactory is going to continue to make Michigan the epicenter of advanced solutions around mobility."

“We are very excited about the selection of Van Buren Township as the site for ONE’s manufacturing facility. We fully embrace this type of industry that is committed to developing clean and sustainable energy solutions for the future,” said Van Buren Township Supervisor Kevin McNamara. “Van Buren Township is a perfect landing spot for this kind of innovative economic development given our talented workforce and strategic location.”