Piedmont Lithium, a leading global developer of lithium resources critical to the U.S. electric vehicle supply chain, has announced the opening of a new office located at 116 E Main Street, Suite 100 in Cherryville, N.C. The space will serve as a hub for community engagement related to our proposed Carolina Lithium project as well as the headquarters for the Piedmont Lithium Foundation: Power for Life.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was hosted by the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce and attended by chamber officials, elected officials of Cherryville, and other key members of the community. As part of the event, a special gift was presented to the Cherryville High School Education Foundation, providing a $10,000 donation to support the group’s 2023 operating budget.
Piedmont Chief Operating Officer Patrick Brindle said the Company is pleased to open office space near its proposed Carolina Lithium project. “Although we have our headquarters in Belmont, N.C., it’s important for us have to a strong presence in Cherryville as we invest in the region and progress in our plans for Carolina Lithium. We are excited about this new home for our community engagement and philanthropic activities.”
Piedmont plans to invest nearly $1 billion to build the proposed Carolina Lithium project as a fully integrated operation within the renowned Carolina Tin-Spodumene Belt. Expected to be one of the most sustainable lithium hydroxide operations in the world, Carolina Lithium is being designed to produce 30,000 metric tons of lithium hydroxide per year when fully operational while providing more than 420 direct jobs to the region.
Piedmont’s goal is to obtain primary construction and operating permits as well as necessary approvals for Carolina Lithium in 2023, commence construction in 2024, and begin production of spodumene concentrate and lithium hydroxide in 2026.