It’s been a busy year for XG Sciences
, the Lansing-based manufacturer and seller of xGnP® brand graphene nanoplatelets. After announcing a $4 million partnership with global performance materials company, Cabot Corporation, late last year, the firm has moved into a new facility and has hired an additional seven employees since the beginning of 2012.
“Things are going pretty well,” says XG Sciences CEO Mike Knox. “There has been a lot of interest in our products. Maybe half of our job growth has come from adding research scientists.”
In addition to researchers, XG Sciences has also been adding engineering positions and administrative jobs as well. The seven new jobs in 2012 bring the firm’s total number of staff to 30. The company will be celebrating its move into the Oakwood Executive Park on August 16 with a grand opening.
Knox says the company will continue to grow as demand for their products increases and their research continues to evolve.
“Most of our scientists are continuing to work on downstream applications for our materials,” he says. “We’ve been doing quite a bit of work with energy storage.”
In accordance with the $1.1 million in tax incentives
from Michigan and Delhi Township XG Sciences received last year, the company plans to hire up to 50 employees over the next five years.