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July 25th, 2007

Nanotube plant expansion starts

SouthWest Nanotechnologies will break ground today on a $3.9 million manufacturing plant here that officials say will exponentially increase both the number of carbon nanotubes it can produce and Oklahoma's status as a player in the nanotechnology industry.

The 6-year-old company will begin construction on a 15,000-square-foot building on Technology Place, just south of State Highway 9 between 24th Avenue SE and 36th Avenue SE in Norman. When the building is completed and manufacturing begins by spring 2008, the number of nanotubes SouthWest Nanotechnologies can produce will climb from grams per day to kilograms per day, company Chief Executive Officer David Arthur said.


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