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Another day, another technology boom for Central Ohio.
The global headquarters of Hyperion, a hydrogen-electric tech and transportation company, is coming to the west side of Columbus. The announcement was made on Tuesday and city leaders said the project will have a big impact. According to Mayor Ginther, Hyperion will be the largest manufacturing project within city limits in a decade.
This is sort of a homecoming for Hyperion, which actually started in Columbus before moving to southern California for the last few years.
“After 10 years of development, we are thrilled to bring our hydrogen technology back to Columbus where it all started. Building the XP-1 allowed us to test and refine our fuel cell technology, allowing us to create the most advanced green hydrogen fuel cell stack for a number of different applications,” said Ohio native and CEO of Hyperion, Angelo Kafantaris. “With its ability to store mass quantities of electric energy, hydrogen has tremendous long-term, zero-emission potential for the energy sector, and will be one of the most powerful tools in reducing carbon emissions on a global scale.”
Hyperion will take over the former site of the Columbus Dispatch’s print and production plant at 5300 Crosswinds Dr. The plant has been vacant for two years and once Hyperion is up in running, the new facility will create around 700 jobs.
“Columbus’ west side has always been a hub for manufacturing and innovation, and Hyperion will bring a fresh wave of investment and activity that will create opportunity for residents in Westland, the Hilltop and beyond,” said Mayor Ginther. “Columbus’ public and private sectors are committed to leadership in clean energy, technology, cutting-edge manufacturing and the future of mobility, and I am delighted that Hyperion will join us in driving our growth.”
Hyperion will be offering tech jobs, manufacturing jobs, and warehouse jobs. Hyperion chose the old Columbus Dispatch warehouse because of the layout and operations potential. With the capabilities of the building, an existing hydrogen supplier network, and the depth of local research and development talent, Hyperion will be able to begin production in 2023.
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