New York, NY, December 3, 2022 – Recharge Industries™ received a strong display of support from key Australian Political leaders at the opening of the U.S headquarters of parent company, Scale Facilitation®, which is on the 82nd floor of New York City’s One World Trade Centre.
Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles and Australian Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Peter Dutton, both attended the One World Trade Centre office ribbon-cutting event on Saturday, December 3, 2022, in a show of bipartisan commitment and approval of Scale Facilitation® and its plans to revolutionise global innovation, including flagship project Recharge Industries™.
“Now in Australia over the last few years, establishing a battery factory has become something of a holy grail because we've got all the natural ingredients to create a battery, the natural resources in our country, we have the technological know-how, [and] we've got the industrial base. It’s a matter of doing it,” says Mr. Marles. “It is going to be a really significant employer in our hometown (Geelong). It's going to be an enormous contributor to our local economy.”
“The work that goes on here and the work that will go on – the bringing together of incredible minds, of ideas, of thoughts – as we transition into a new energy age… is something that others will talk about,” says Mr. Dutton.
Recharge Industries™ Scale Officer, David Hay, also spoke at the event, providing an overview of the immense work being done by Recharge Industries™.
“The incredible team that I am representing here tonight is absolutely focused on the mission. We are outcome driven. Our team understands that a project of this size and scope, where time is of the essence, will succeed through that clarity of task, access to resources, including decision-makers, and remaining agile to take action at the right time,” says Mr. Hay.
Recharge Industries™ is the validation of Friend Shoring™,” said Scale Facilitation® founder and CEO, David A. Collard. “Underpinning Friend Shoring™ is a methodical process built on experience, on relationships both with government and universities and many others, and the bridges between the two countries (Australia and the United States) like AmCham and the AALD, which we’re partners with as well.”
The new Scale Facilitation® office, which marks the highest commercial full-floor lease in America, will be used to accelerate and fund innovation exchange and advanced manufacturing in both Australia and the United States, further strengthening the crucial relationship between the trading partners. It will be home to several United States-based members of the Recharge Industries™ team.