BMW Breaks Ground On Carbon Fiber Plant

BMW Breaks Ground On Carbon Fiber Plant
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BMW‘s new joint venture with SGL Group on a carbon fiber plant in Washington state got underway, as the two companies broke ground on the factory.

While vehicle assembly will take place in Germany, the carbon fiber material production will take place in the state, due to the large presence of aerospace expertise in the area. An estimated 80 full-time jobs will come out of the joint venture, called SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers.

BMW’s Megacity Electric Vehicle will be the first car to utilize a full carbon fiber structure when it debuts in 2013.