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Building Canada’s EV Manufacturing Epicenter

On bottomlands beside the St. Lawrence River opposite Trois-Rivieres in Québec, a large new factory is taking shape.

General Motors, in partnership with POSCO Future M, is building its first North American cathode active materials (CAM) facility in Bécancour. These materials are essential components of electric vehicle batteries, so this facility will play an important role in GM’s EV production.

And GM isn’t the only automaker whose EV aspirations brought them to southern Québec. In the very same Bécancour industrial park, a consortium led by Ford plans to build a CAM facility to serve an identical purpose in its own supply chain.

These events bode well for a region whose economy has traditionally ebbed and flowed with the fortunes of the pulp and paper industry. Canada’s manufacturing landscape is about to change.

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