JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. (KCUR) — A Chinese company has unveiled plans to build a facility in northeast Kansas. The company says the new manufacturing plant will create more than 100 jobs. Cnano Technology says it will invest nearly $100 million in a new facility that will create liquid conductive paste. The paste is used in things like batteries for electric vehicles, cell phones and power tools.
The announcement comes in the wake of Panasonic announcing its own plans to build a $4 billion plant to build electric batteries near De Soto.
Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Mike Kelly believes the Panasonic investment has drawn other companies like Cnano. He believes the trend will continue. “I think this is one example of hopefully multiple examples of residual growth that we’ve seen in the western part of Johnson County because of that investment that Panasonic has made,” he said.
The new manufacturing facility will be located at New Century Commerce Center, between Gardner and Olathe.