Video: Ground-breaking of New Manufacturing Facility

SBE officially broke ground on its new high‐volume manufacturing facility on Saturday, April 17th. Special Guests included: Governor Jim Douglas, Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie, Representative Peter Welch and US Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Cathy Zoi. The Master of Ceremony was Susan Sam Matthews, Executive Director of the Central Vermont Economic Department. Earlier in the year, SBE Inc. won a matching grant of $9.1 million as the major piece of funding for an $18 million project under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electrical Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative, part of President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to expand its electric car technology manufacturing. SBE’s new manufacturing plant facility will be dedicated to the transportation market and will have capacity to produce Power Ring capacitors for over 100,000 plug-in hybrid and electric drive vehicles within 3 years.

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