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Gregoire’s statement on opening of SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers plant in Moses Lake

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2011

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire today issued the following statement celebrating the opening of the new SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers plant in Moses Lake:

“The grand opening of SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers is fantastic news for Moses Lake, and an economic boost for the entire state. Facing an international competition, we worked incredibly hard to bring this partnership to Washington state and I couldn’t be happier to join in the grand-opening celebration.

“Today we’re creating good-paying jobs and solidifying our state’s position as the leading innovator in the green-energy market place. Carbon fiber is the way of the future, and with SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers in Washington state, we will be the premier location for this in-demand product.”

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