MOSES LAKE — Gov. Chris Gregoire and other officials broke ground Wednesday on a carbon fiber plant at Moses Lake that will make parts for a BMW electric car.
Plans were announced in April by SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, a joint venture backed by BMW Group and SGL Group, a European carbon fiber maker.
It was drawn to the area by cheap, sustainable hydropower.
The company is spending $100 million on the first phase of the factory. It will support about 200 construction jobs and initially employ 80 workers.