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March 22, 2023
Battery Recycler to Build Processing Plant in Richland County, Bringing 310 Jobs
(Richland PIO) – Cirba Solutions plans to invest $335 million in a lithium-ion battery recycling and reprocessing facility in Richland County’s Pineview Industrial Park.
The U.S.-based company will seek to hire 310 full-time employees within five years as it develops what will become its flagship facility on 104 acres at the industrial park off Shop Road in Lower Richland. County Council held a third reading of the deal during its regular meeting Tuesday night, approving a 40-year fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreement with Cirba Solutions.
“Richland County is proud to welcome yet another successful business to Pineview Industrial Park,” said County Council Chair Overture Walker. “We are grateful that Cirba Solutions, an industry leader that promotes solutions for a sustainable economy, will continue to thrive in our backyard.”
Cirba Solutions’ battery materials manufacturing facility is the latest addition to the industrial park, which is also home to fiberglass manufacturer Jushi USA, Miwon Specialty Chemical USA Inc., and Mark Anthony Brewing, the maker of White Claw hard seltzer.
Cirba Solutions sees the facility in Richland County as a potential highlight in the battery recycling industry, with a focus on processing hybrid and electric vehicle batteries at end-of-life and redistributing those materials into the supply chain. According to the company, Cirba, which operates six facilities in North America, is the only complete service provider in the battery management industry.
The company aims to begin operations at the new facility by the end of 2023 and expand in phases through 2027, from 200,000 square feet up to 500,000 square feet.
Entry-level positions at Cirba will start at $19.44/hour, while operators and skilled workers will start at $24/hour. People interested in careers with the company can apply online.