Longview, N.C. -- OneH2 has received a $250,000 Economic Development Grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Town of Long View which will support the renovation of OneH2’s headquarters, a 10-acre industrial complex located in Longview, NC. Constructed in 1970, the facility originally housed a three-hundred strong local workforce as a carbide tool manufacturing plant servicing the furniture industry, at one time operated by Bosch GmbH and more recently Whiteside Machine Company. The grant was secured with a commitment to create 21 new local jobs for engineers, technicians, and business professionals for the purpose of renovating the existing factory to accommodate hydrogen equipment production lines.
OneH2, which manufactures zero-emission hydrogen fuel along with fuel production, storage and dispensing equipment, plans to make this facility a fuel production hub serving its distributors throughout the Southeast US. Among other factors, this particular facility was selected with the assistance of local utility companies due to its proximity to low transmission cost feedstock necessary for competitive hydrogen fuel production. OneH2 anticipates that the facility will serve as a template for future hubs planned to be built across North America, the UK, and Australia over the coming years, with Pontiac, Michigan, being the next facility in the pipeline. Each OneH2 hub will allow hydrogen to challenge the regional price of gasoline and diesel at the pump, a strategy that OneH2 believes will empower businesses that operate truck fleets to make an affordable change to zero emission fuel.