Duksan Electera America, Inc., a South Korean chemicals manufacturer, is investing in its first North American manufacturing plant for the production of several product lines of electrolyte solution for lithium-ion electrolytic cells. Gresham Smith was selected to act as the program manager for the project as well as provide full architecture and engineering design services. The facility will be a combination of office and industrial space, where raw, liquid and powder chemicals will be mixed for distribution.


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Delivering a Full Suite of Services

Delivering a Full Suite of Services

The plant will consist of 220,000 square feet of building area and 50,000 square feet of outdoor tank storage. The main production building consists of raw material storage including refrigerated storage areas, mixing/production activities, finished product storage and the associated material/product testing. The facility will also include a two-story Class-A office to support business and plant activities. Due to the sensitive nature of the raw materials and liquid electrolyte product, strict environmental control is required in designated areas including dry room, ISO 6 clean room, refrigerated warehouse, and raw product storage and moisture removal areas. In addition, because of the chemicals present in the facility, enhanced fire protection measures have been implemented to deliver a facility compliant with the various governing codes.

Fostering Economic Development

In September 2022, the Gresham Smith team joined Gov. Bill Lee, state and local officials and the Duksan Electera America, Inc. team to break ground on the facility in Shelbyville. This celebration was a milestone for the $95 million investment that is poised to create over 100 new jobs over the next five years.


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Randy Drake, P.E.
Randy Drake, P.E.
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