Thursday Dec 08, 2022

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Senator Personally Called Zinc8 CEO To Pitch Ulster County As The Site For Their Investment, And As Cleanup Begins, Schumer Announces The Battery Manufacturer Has Signed The Letter Of Intent To Make Ulster’s Ipark87, Former Techcity Campus, The Future Home Of New Hub 

Schumer-Delivered Clean Energy Investments From The Inflation Reduction Act And The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Were Meant To Ensure Companies Like Zinc8 Would Bring Domestic Manufacturing Of Critical Clean Technologies Back Home, While Also Powering The Fight Against Climate Change; And Less Than A Week After The Inflation Reduction Act Passes The Senate We Are Already Seeing Results

Schumer: Zinc8 Is Ready To Supercharge the Hudson Valley Economy With New Jobs, A Jolt Of Economic Energy, And Power The Fight Against Climate Change!

On the heels of passing the largest investment ever in clean energy, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced, that following his direct appeal, Zinc8, a leader in cutting-edge battery and energy storage technology has officially signed a letter of intent to make Ulster County’s former TechCity campus, now known as iPark87, the home of its first major manufacturing hub as the company looks towards commercialization. The senator has worked non-stop to expand federal investment for American manufacturing, including for critical clean energy products like batteries, and on top of his personally advocacy, the federal clean technology manufacturing incentives he passed into law in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Law as well as further incentives included in the Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act were a key factor in Zinc8 announcing its intention to come to Ulster County. Schumer explained that with Zinc8 as one of iPark87’s anchor tenants, the Hudson Valley could see up to 500 new, good-paying clean energy jobs, the perfect start to a new chapter as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and iPark87 officially kickoff their cleanup efforts of the pollution-ridden site, transforming the campus and creating a national success story for a cleaner environmental future.

“Zinc8 is the jolt of electricity the Hudson Valley needs, and is proof positive that when you invest in fighting climate change you are investing in creating good-paying jobs, new economic growth, and a brighter future for our communities. As the EPA officially begins cleanup of this once-contaminated asbestos dumping ground, I can think of no better way to usher in a renaissance for Ulster County than by making this the foundation for supercharging the fight against climate change with an investment in clean tech manufacturing,” said Senator Schumer. “When I passed the Inflation Reduction Act less than a week ago, and championed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to passage last year, the Hudson Valley and economy-boosting investments like this were at the forefront of my mind. I applaud Zinc8 for their commitment to Ulster County, and look forward to continuing to work hand-in-hand to power New York’s leadership as a global battery manufacturing hub.”

“Last July, Senator Schumer came to Ulster County and promised to work tirelessly to revitalize our former IBM campus, returning it to its rightful place as the beating heart of our reenergized and revamped Ulster County economy,” County Executive Pat Ryan said. “Today, as we officially kick off the removal of the …….


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