“I stand ready to help Plug Power harness all that New York has to offer to continue to lead in green technology and position New York as a global hub in the green economy,” US Senator Charles Schumer said yesterday as he expressed his support for the hydrogen fuel cell systems manufacturer.
After learning that Plug Power is pursuing a site for its new gigafactory, Senator Schumer directly reached out to the company’s CEO, Andy Marsh to show his support for the company’s interest to double down on its existing workforce and investments.
Schumer said establishing the new factory in New York would be a be a win-win by creating hundreds of new green energy manufacturing jobs for the upstate economy while jolting Plug Power’s manufacturing capacity to new heights by tapping into New York’s workforce, which boasts a significant capability in fuel cell manufacturing and development.
Commenting on the development, Senator Schumer, said, “Plug Power’s deep history, investments and nearly 400-member existing New York workforce in the state, make New York is an ideal place for the company’s continued growth and leadership in green hydrogen fuel cell development and manufacturing, which I relayed to Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh.”
“Plug Power is a great New York company, and I will do everything in my power to support Plug’s expansion here in New York with the new job-creating gigafactory. Our world-class New York workforce is eager to get to work, and with its considerable capabilities for fuel cell manufacturing and development, is tailor-made to help drive Plug Power’s new hydrogen fuel cell gigafactory.”