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Plug Power To Address Vertical Integration At Scale During The 2019 Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium

CEO Andy Marsh to Speak On Growing the Country’s Leading Fuel Cell Business in the Country’s Fastest Growing Fuel Cell Corridor

LATHAM, N.Y., June 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, today announced that it will participate in the 2019 Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium in Columbus, OH. The event is produced by the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition, an organization designed to accelerate the region’s leadership in fuel cell technology. Plug Power’s CEO, Andy Marsh, will present as a keynote at the Symposium. The Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition has attracted leaders from across the industry to discover opportunities and create solutions to advance fuel cell technology businesses in the state.

At the Symposium, Mr. Marsh will speak on Plug Power’s vertical integration strategy and why it has been a crucial component to growing the business. From material handling and ground support equipment applications, to long- and short-haul delivery trucks, to autonomous vehicles and drones, Marsh explains how Plug Power stepped in to power market verticals once untouched by the possibilities of fuel cells.

Mr. Marsh’s session is open to registered forum attendees:

  • Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Andy Marsh Speaking Time: 9:20-9:55 AM EDT
  • Location: Quest Conference Center
    8405 Pulsar Place
    Columbus, Oh 43240

Plug Power has a significant footprint in the State of Ohio. The company employs almost 30 employees through the state, and operates a service center in Dayton. In total, Plug Power has commissioned 1,450 GenDrive units in the state, including a long-standing deployment at Walmart’s Washington Courthouse distribution center. Every day, approximately 1,460 hydrogen fills are completed in Ohio by Plug Power customers.

Ohio has quickly become a leading state for fuel cell technology, with strong industry and academic ties to research and development, advanced manufacturing, advanced materials technology, components, and services. According to the US Department of Energy, more than $100 million in fuel cell components were purchased from Ohio supply chain companies in 2015, meaning there isn’t a fuel cell manufactured in the United States that does not include Ohio components. In addition, Ohio’s local and national congressional representatives have shown support for the industry, enabling the creation of new, clean economy jobs for the state.

About Plug Power Inc.
The architect of modern hydrogen and fuel cell technology, Plug Power is the innovator that has taken hydrogen and fuel cell technology from concept to commercialization. Plug Power has revolutionized the material handling industry with its full-service GenKey solution, which is designed to increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints in a reliable, cost-effective way. The Company’s GenKey solution couples together all the necessary elements to power, fuel and serve a customer. With proven hydrogen and fuel cell products, Plug Power replaces lead acid batteries to power electric industrial vehicles, such as the lift trucks customers use in their distribution centers. Extending its reach into the on-road electric vehicle market, Plug Power’s ProGen platform of modular fuel cell engines empowers OEMs and system integrators to rapidly adopt hydrogen fuel cell technology. ProGen engines are proven today, with thousands in service, supporting some of the most rugged operations in the world. Plug Power is the partner that customers trust to take their businesses into the future.  www.plugpower.com.

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