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Major Announcement in Port Colborne This Morning

Port Colborne to be home of Honda’s new lithium-ion battery separator plant

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to be joined by Premier Doug Ford and their cabinets in Port Colborne at 11:30 this morning to make a joint announcement relating to the creation of a new battery separator plant in the region.

It's expected that the announcement will be that Port Colborne will be the new home of Honda Canada’s new lithium-ion battery separator plant.

Few details have been released but sources have confirmed that the project will be a joint endeavor between Honda and Japanese chemical multinational Asahi Kasei. This backs up the announcement made last month that Honda’s partner will be investing nearly $1.6 billion dollars for the plant.

The plant is scheduled to be established by October. 

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