Greater St. Louis, Inc. provided support to ICL’s development of grant proposal

Greater St. Louis, Inc. congratulated ICL, a leading global specialty minerals supply company with facilities in St. Louis, for receiving a $197 million federal grant to help build a new $400 million advanced manufacturing facility in St. Louis. GSL provided support to ICL with the development of its grant proposal.

“This is yet another huge win for St. Louis and our advanced manufacturing sector,” said GSL CEO Jason Hall. “ICL is proving themselves to be one of the metro’s most innovative and forward-looking companies, and we are proud to have them as an active investor and a civically engaged member of the St. Louis community.

“This will also strengthen our domestic supply chain and drive continued growth in our efforts to develop sustainable solutions to pressing global challenges right here in the St. Louis metro.”

With the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant ICL will build the country’s first large-scale lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode active material manufacturing plant.

“This is a great day for ICL and for St. Louis’ advanced manufacturing sector,” said Phil Brown, President of Phosphate Specialties and Managing Director on North America for ICL. “We are proud to build this facility in St. Louis and appreciate the support Greater St. Louis, Inc. and the local, regional, and statewide community provided us in developing this winning grant proposal.”

ICL announced the grant in conjunction with the White House. The LFP material manufactured at the plant is a critical component of lithium batteries used in sustainable energy storage solutions, including electric vehicles. The plant will add 150 professional and union jobs to the metro’s workforce.

Last December, GSL joined with ICL to open their new $18 million alternative protein facility in south St. Louis.