COVINGTON — The largest lithium-ion battery recycling facility in North America will be operating in Covington by spring, according to an announcement Wednesday by Gov. Brian Kemp. The new industrial development announcement will bring $43 million in investment and create at least 150 jobs.

Battery Resourcers will be strategically positioned to recycle 30,000 metric tons of discarded lithium-ion batteries and scrap annually at its Covington facility, the equivalent of 70,000 vehicle batteries per year. The Covington facility, which will be Battery Resourcers’ first commercial-scale recycling plant, will return battery grade lithium, cobalt and nickel back into the battery supply chain.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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