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F&A client, SGL Composites, has announced an expansion of their carbon composite production operation in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

January 22, 2021


SGL Carbon, a global industrial company headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, has announced plans to invest $4.5 million and add 35 jobs to its carbon composite manufacturing operation in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to expand production to include components for electric vehicles.

According to company officials, the production increase is aimed at boosting production of carbon composites for the electric vehicle sector.  “Composite battery enclosures fit perfectly to the specific needs of modern e-car chassis,” SGL Carbon Inc. Vice President of operations Steve Swanson said in a statement.  “Thus, with the ongoing enhancement of our Arkadelphia operations, we also support the great trend towards more e-mobility in the US.  In addition, our facility produces a variety of carbon and glass fiber-reinforced products for a wide range of industrial applications within the automotive and aerospace industries as well as the energy sector.”

The production expansion is projected to be completed and operational by the end of 2021.

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Jeff Forsythe : Forsythe & Associates Jeff Forsythe has more than twenty years of experience in location consulting and economic development. As the President of Forsythe & Associates, Mr. Forsythe provides leading global companies with location advisory services at the highest standards of excellence, ethics, and professionalism.

Jeff holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science from East Carolina University. He is an advisory council member for the Transatlantic Business & Investment Council, a graduate of the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute, and maintains a South Carolina real estate license.