Kokomo’s first-ever electric vehicle battery plant is coming into its own. A joint venture between Stellantis and Samsung SDI, Star Plus Energy is expected to be operational in 2025. It’s one more example of how Kokomo is transforming into the City of Firsts.
The project will bring 1,400 jobs to the city through 2027. The development plan for the 2.4 million square-foot facility received the approval it needs from the Kokomo Plan Commission this month.
IU Bloomington is working with IU Kokomo to provide resources and education for future employees. Kim said the Institute for Korean Studies will teach language and culture classes to new hires, with the goal of helping them become familiar with everyday Korean culture. It might also help them navigate differences such as when they clock out for the day — Americans typically go home to be with family, while many Koreans will hang out with coworkers for drinks and dinner.
ENERGY STAR Certification helps to drive brand confidence by letting consumers know the product has been independently tested and verified for energy efficiency and environmental performance. ENERGY STAR is a government-backed symbol of trusted information that consumers, businesses, and governments rely on to make informed choices about energy efficiency and climate protection.
STAR+PLUS is a Texas Medicaid managed care program that offers adults Medicaid health-care coverage, long-term services and supports, and assistance with daily living activities. The program is designed to be flexible and meet the individual needs of each member, with a person-centered approach that includes a member’s own caregivers and community support system.