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Automaker BMW plans major expansion of Moses Lake carbon-fiber plant

Since last Friday, a lot of people are suddenly aware of SGL, the German company that has a large carbon-fiber production site in Moses Lake. That's when state officials and company execs gathered in Moses Lake to announce a major expansion of one of Eastern Washington's distinctive high-end manufacturing companies.

The S-R used a Seattle Times story, printed Sunday, that explains how the plant got to Grant County, and why BMW is investing a lot more money into more jobs and increased carbon-fiber production.

The Moses Lake site was chosen for its cheap and clean energy. The expanded plant, touted to be the world’s largest carbon-fiber plant, will employ about 200 workers earning $17 to $22 per hour.

Photo from SGL.



The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.