Hydrogen Plant Coming To Martin County

A huge building in Martin County once used to manufacture baby wipes, will soon produce something much more high tech... Alternative energy sources. Raleigh based Microcell Corporation, a company that studies hydrogen fuel options, inked a deal with the county to lease an 80-thousand square foot building in Robersonville. The facility, former home of textile manufacturer Kerra Star, will be renovated to accommodate Microcell's production plans. The company says initially it will manufacture mobile generators and down the road will look to produce alternative fuel cells for flexible fuel vehicles. Microcell expects to have 40 employees working at the plant within the next year or so, and possibly 80 to 100 by 2010.