RAQ acquires land to build new systems manufacturing facility
by CM Staff
RAQ also plans to use its products and services to support the needs of Canada and become an export engine to the United States and European Union.
VILLE DE SHAWINIGAN — The Ville de Shawinigan has agreed to sell land to Réseau Allégé Québec Inc. for the purpose of building a technical centre and advanced grid storage battery cells and systems manufacturing facility.
Preliminary preparation work is underway at the location for site inspection, clearance, and design.
“We are very pleased to welcome Réseau Allégé Québec to the large-scale Alice-Asselin industrial park site. This project fits perfectly into our niche of economic development in transportation electrification and electric batteries. The city stands out for its dynamism and its ability to bring together major players in this field, starting with research centres and many innovative companies. This morning’s announcement confirms the importance of Shawinigan within the future innovation zone of the Energy Transition Valley,” said Michel Angers, Mayor of Shawinigan in a statement.
RAQ says it plans to create hundreds of direct jobs and many more indirect jobs. The products and services RAQ will provide will be intended for energy, environmental, and security infrastructure needs.
“RAQ will make serving as a strong citizen in the Shawinigan community a priority. This will include creating high-skilled jobs, excellent training, local university collaboration, and globally competitive wages,” said Michael Epstein, CEO of Réseau Allégé Québec in a statement.
“We determined that the community of Shawinigan is an ideal location and is the optimal site of our extensive investment, plans, and exciting future.”
Additionally, RAQ plans to use its products and services to support the needs of Canada and become an export engine to the United States and European Union.