Mott Corporation Announces Clean Energy Expansion
It was an emotional day for Mott Corporation CEO Boris Levin Feb. 22 as he announced plans for a new facility that will quadruple the company’s production of green hydrogen engineering solutions.
As the largest producer of ultra-thin, porous metal sheets, the product is a critical component of green hydrogen generation.
“That’s the reason we’ve expanded and quadrupled the amount of employees in the last 10 years,” Levin said.
Levin [pictured above, right] said the company plans to invest tens of millions of dollars in the state in the coming years as part of the expansion, and will hire more than 100 people to work in the 65,000 square-foot facility.
Culture of Innovation
Levin attributes Mott’s success to its employees.
“You are here today because of us,” Levin said as he looked at his employees during a press conference at the facility.
“But we are here today because of you. And that’s really the character of this company.”
Mott manufacturers semiconductor, medical device, defense, and space exploration equipment.
The new facility will also serve as a center for excellence and allow Mott to quickly prototype technology and innovate.
“Often when we talk about groundbreaking and opening facilities, we think about buildings and equipment,” Levin said.
“But there’s a saying, ‘Don’t look at the container. Look at the content.’ And the content of what we have here is our people.”
Levin believes part of Mott’s success in recruiting top talent across the organization is its employee-ownership program.
“We’re 100% employee-owned, and we promote an amazing collaboration,” Levin said.
Inventory controller Donald Chislum dedicated 13 years to Mott.
“Standing here as a grandfather and getting closer to retirement, my thoughts turn to my presence at a wonderful company that, for me, endeavors to invest positive, generational change in the lives of its employees, its neighbors, and the global community,” Chislum said.
Chislum expressed excitement about Mott’s clean energy initiative, and its commitment to helping the community.
“It will cut carbon emissions for our planet, and make the global community cleaner for the next generations,” he said “My grandchildren’s generations.”
Mott’s commitment to clean energy earned the company a Presidential E Award, the highest honor given to U.S. exporters.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal presented Mott leaders with a certificate of special recognition from the U.S. Senate for receiving the E Award.
“E”, Blumenthal said, could also stand for excellent.
“What you do is make an excellent product that is essential to our global competition as a nation all around the world,” he said.
“But what you also export, which is even more powerful than any of the products you make, is a great story.”
“A great American success story.”
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