Friday, December 21, 2012
The research project has the potential of creating a revolution in battery technology that slashes dependence on foreign oil and makes our region the worldwide leader in battery manufacturing.
Navitas Systems LLC, a Woodridge-based company that produces large batteries for industrial and government users, is looking to get involved with Argonne National Laboratory's new $120 million federally-funded battery research center, according to Crain's Chicago Business. Crain's writes: Housed in an industrial park building that Argonne once leased for administrative staff, Navitas officials plan to meet with senior lab staff next month to discuss the firm's participation in the $120 million research center, which is aiming for big breakthroughs in energy storage technology over the next five years. 'We have world-class scientists,' a Navitas spokesman said. 'It makes perfect sense to re-engage with Argonne.' Woodridge-based Navitas …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Woodridge is now home to the largest battery pack integrator in America and Europe.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Chicago-based lithium battery manufacturer, Palladium Energy, announced last month that it had acquired MicroSun and will be moving from its Lisle headquarters to MicroSun's Woodridge building. MicroSun's president and COO, John Gatti, is now president and CEO of Palladium, which will be increasing the square footage of the company's Woodridge office space—making it the largest battery pack integrator in the America and Europe. Here's what the company had to say about the aquisition: This acquisition forms an industry powerhouse, offering a robust portfolio of power solutions that includes custom battery packs, battery chargers, docking stations, power supplies and electromechanical assemblies for a wide variety of markets including …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
MicroSun Technologies celebrated the grand opening of its new corporate headquarters in Woodridge on Thursday, Aug. 18.
One in a continuing series on the state of the American Dream in Woodridge. MicroSun officials and state Sen. Kirk Dillard touted the opening of MicroSun’s Woodridge corporate headquarters last week as the realization of the American dream. “The overwhelming achievement of MicroSun is a job creation success story for Illinois, which sadly have been far too infrequent in recent years,” Dillard said in an office press release. The new 100,000-square-foot headquarters are located at 1200 Internationale Parkway. “MicroSun is a true Illinois start-up story,” said founder Alan ElShafei at the ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 18. “It’s a true entrepreneur’s dream.” ElShafei was born in Lebanon, one of 10 children. His family lived in a two-bedroom …