NEWSMAKER: Atom Power readies plans for manufacturing here

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Looking to tap the burgeoning electric-vehicle charging market and planning to introduce its first residential product next year, Atom Power plans to open a 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Charlotte region next year.

CEO Ryan Kennedy says Atom Power estimates that will mean adding 50 workers — to the 30 now — by the end of 2022 and 500 more by 2025. And after more than a year of study, the company has decided against contract manufacturing and will bring all production in-house.

The plan is to do all the manufacturing in the region — both at the new facility and in a space in its recently acquired 23,000-square-foot headquarters in Huntersville.

Kennedy sat down with the Charlotte Business Journal recently to talk about his company’s evolution since its founding in 2014.

Read more from that conversation here.

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