TSMC Grows Again In Phoenix; ABF Picks Tucson For Battery Cell Gigafactory

In Arizona, President Biden celebrates growing $40B TSMC investment in Phoenix, while in Tucson, ABF plans country’s largest LFP battery cell gigafactory.

Located on 267 acres in Pima County’s Aerospace Research Campus, ABF’s headquarters will be the home of energy storage innovation, with opportunities for new technology development. Through rapid modular construction the company plans to have the headquarters, R&D center and initial factory module built within the next 18 to 24 months. Using cutting-edge construction technology, the building will greatly limit waste at the site, be airtight and will ensure the protection of the battery cells during production.

With high-capacity border and transportation infrastructure, Tucson is an ideal fit for ABF’s vision and will provide the necessary access to ship battery cells to nearby markets. Plans for the giga-factory aim to enhance Tucson’s already growing economy and support Arizona’s business community by cultivating an environment that fosters innovation as well as attracting and retaining residents to the Tucson economy.

“With this announcement, American Battery Factory has elevated Arizona’s reputation as a national epicenter for battery manufacturing,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “American Battery Factory’s new facility and headquarters will advance Southern Arizona’s vibrant technology ecosystem while creating hundreds of skilled jobs and drive further economic growth to our state.”

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American Battery Factory’s Tucson, AZ site will serve as the company’s headquarters and will be the United State’s largest gigafactory for the production of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells. (Renderings: ABF / Arizona Commerce Authority)

“American Battery Factory joins prominent regional and corporate headquarters in Southern Arizona, such as Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Caterpillar and Hexagon’s Mining division, among others,” said Joe Snell, President and CEO, Sun Corridor Inc. “This marquee project catapults Tucson into the national spotlight, ensuring this region has a prominent place in the energy storage and EV manufacturing supply chain being developed right here. With key advancements from ABF, Tucson will be a cutting-edge leader ushering in new EV technology and improved energy storage efficiency.”

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