City of Kings Mountain recognizes Albemarle for Corporate Citizenship

It was Fisher’s first day in his new role, and one of his first official acts was to accept a resolution from the City of Kings Mountain, NC recognizing the facility for being a Good Corporate Citizen.

Albemarle recently granted the city a right of way that was urgently needed for a sewer system expansion project. That new infrastructure is part of another project – a new casino – that is expected to be a significant addition to the local economy.

That evening, Mayor Scott Neisler shook Fisher’s hand as he presented him the resolution approved by the council. The resolution cites Albemarle’s corporate purpose statement of “Making the World Safe and Sustainable by Powering the Potential of People” and says the utilities project would not have been possible without the company’s easement.

“Their generosity has enabled the City of Kings Mountain to provide an even more redundant utility system to ensure reliability that will be enjoyed for generations to come,” the resolution states.

“It was an honor to start my first week accepting an award for the good citizenship of our King’s Mountain site. CARE for the communities where we work is a core value for Albemarle and one we take very seriously,” Fisher said.

The Kings Mountain campus is staffed by more than 220 employees and contractors and is comprised of a lithium manufacturing facility, a lithium research and development center, lithium quality control, and corporate offices. The 700-acre site sits on one of the richest spodumene ore deposits in the world and is ISO 9001 certified.