Ken Burton Shares his NOVONIX Journey

Since expanding its manufacturing operations in 2019, NOVONIX has brought some of the best jobs in Tennessee to Chattanooga’s riverfront neighborhood – The Bend.

The battery developer invested approximately $160 million toward purchasing and retrofitting the former Alstom building in efforts to address the need for a US-based lithium-ion battery supply chain.

The 400,000+-square-foot plant now operates in conjunction with its PUREgraphite location at 353 Corporate Place – established in 2019 – and has helped create nearly 300 new jobs for our community.

As part of that growing workforce, Ken Burton, Mechanical Process Supervisor, NOVONIX shares his story of how the company helped launch him toward an exciting new career.

Watch his story below.

Learn about NOVONIX’s new Future Ready Institute, here.

Filmed by Marcherie Jamene Savage

Other Topics

Earlier this year, the Chamber's Diversity and Inclusive Growth team held a DEI Forum on the impact of hiring from within communities of people with disabilities. This fireside chat featured April Lomax, Director, Corporate Workforce Diversity at BlueCross BlueShield of…

With Giving Tuesday this week, we're reminded how perennially busy the holiday season is for the philanthropic/nonprofit sector, as individuals and businesses focus intently on getting donations in—as a gesture of community goodwill and socially-conscientious alternative to material holiday gift…

The holiday season is quickly approaching and with the twinkling lights, cheerful music and brightly colored window displays come the usual pressures of purchasing the perfect gifts for all those on your gift list. This year, try ditching the long…

Sign up for weekly updates.