Battery manufacturer to open North American hub, create 46 jobs in Guilford County
A rendering of a Sunlight Battery factory
Sunlight Batteries USA, an industrial battery manufacturer, will create 46 jobs in Guilford County, state leaders recently announced.
The company’s plans include a $6.5 million investment in machinery and infrastructure to establish their first North American facility in Greensboro to assemble and distribute lead and lithium batteries.
The new assembly hub will be 104,000 square feet, capable of producing 200,000 battery cells per year.
“The establishment of Sunlight in the US market is a significant milestone to our growth plan,” said Robby Bourlas, Sunlight Batteries CEO. “With the launch of Sunlight Batteries USA, we create our largest assembly hub and a strategic geographic presence in a market we have been exporting to for the last six years.”
Although wages will vary depending on the position, the average for all new positions could reach up to $47,978. The current average annual wage in Guilford County is $47,955.
“North Carolina has the fifth largest manufacturing economy in the nation,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “With the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast and our transportation infrastructure, international companies like Sunlight Batteries will be very successful here.”
A performance-based grant of $100,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate Sunlight Batteries’ operation in Guilford County.
“Sunlight Batteries is a welcome addition to Greensboro,” said N.C. Sen. Rick Gunn (R – Guilford). “We are glad they have chosen our community for their first North American operations and are ready to support their expansion.”