SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers Breaks Ground in Moses Lake, Washington

By Auto News Log • July 13th, 2010

Moses Lake – SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers – a joint venture of the BMW Group and SGL Group – broke ground today on the new greenfield carbon fiber manufacturing facility in Moses Lake, Washington. More than 70 guests from Moses Lake and Grant County, including the Governor of the State of Washington, Chris Gregoire, and Moses Lake Mayor Jon Lane were in attendance to celebrate the groundbreaking event.

The facility in Moses Lake is a fundamental component of the joint venture’s strategy to commercialize manufacturing of lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) for use in BMW Group’s future Megacity Vehicle. Carbon fiber technology is becoming increasingly important in the materials substitution process to lighter materials, which helps to improve fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions.

“I congratulate SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers for developing this cutting edge technology, and welcome them to Washington State,” Governor Chris Gregoire said. “This new carbon fiber manufacturing plant means new jobs in Moses Lake, and is another indicator that Washington State will continue to lead in the green economy. I look forward to working with SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers to ensure its success, and building a lasting relationship.”

Source: BMW

 

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