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Clark Construction to Begin New Dow Kokam Facility at Midland Battery Park

Clark Construction Company has been selected as Construction Manager for a 60,000-square-foot facility at Dow Kokam’s Midland Battery Park. The new facility will house production of advanced energy storage packs that will provide a casing for Dow Kokam’s lithium-ion cells and battery management systems.

The advanced batteries are already being used in many applications, including the powering of electric motorcycles.

Dow Kokam is a joint venture of the Dow Chemical Co., TK Advanced Battery, LLC — based in Lees Summit, Missouri— and Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault, a French company. Dow Kokam, which was established in 2009, has already undergone more than 700,000 hours of construction on the existing facility since May 2010.

Construction of the new facility is set to begin this month, with production to take place in early 2013.