Governor Abbott Celebrates Expansion of East Penn Manufacturing in Temple | Texas Governor’s Office


August 16, 2022 | Austin, TX | Press release

Governor Greg Abbott celebrated the grand opening of East Penn Manufacturing Company’s new battery fulfillment and distribution center today during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Temple facility. After a tour of the new center with state and local leaders, the Governor highlighted the company’s economic impact to the community and presented East Penn Manufacturing with a proclamation recognizing the grand opening of the new facility.

“As one of the largest battery manufacturers in the world, East Penn Manufacturing’s expansion to Temple is great news for Texas’ skilled workforce,” Governor Abbott said. “East Penn Manufacturing’s strong family culture and dedication to the communities it serves complements the ‘Made in Texas’ brand. As global demand for batteries continues to grow, this new facility will further stimulate the booming economy. growth of Texas and will pave the way for greater opportunities for the people of Central Texas. Texas is proud to have East Penn Manufacturing in our state, and I thank the Temple Economic Development Corporation and all of the community leaders involved for their hard work to bring this major investment to Central Texas.

East Penn Manufacturing’s finishing and distribution center will bring more than $106 million in capital investment and more than 260 new jobs to Temple and surrounding areas. Additionally, East Penn Manufacturing was offered $1.4 million in grants from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF).

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Read the governor’s proclamation.

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