Dispute threatening big Georgia battery plant gets White House hearing

Two Korean companies in a trade secrets dispute that threatens a massive factory being built in Georgia argued their positions to the White House last week. SK Innovation told officials that President Joe Biden should overturn a recent ruling that could halt its planned production of batteries for electric vehicles at its plant near Commerce, according to a company presentation. SK also told White House officials that it will roughly double its investment in Georgia and the number of jobs it will create — if the project is allowed to continue. In a separate meeting last week with the Biden adm…

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