1,300 jobs coming to region
Faraday Future has announced it will lease the former 1 million square foot Pirelli Tire plant in Hanford for its new manufacturing facility. The facility, which has been vacant for more than 15 years, was ideally suited for Faraday as they abandoned their original plans for a manufacturing plant in Nevada, which was announced in 2015. "We are excited about another electric vehicle manufacturer coming to the Tulare-Kings County region" commented EDC President Paul Saldana, "companies like Faraday and Green Power Bus will lead the growth of a new industry in our region that will contribute new jobs and economic expansion throughout our communities" Saldana added. The Tulare County EDC, along with the Tulare County Workforce Investment Board supported the proposed site over other sites in consideration in California, as the economic impact would be positive for both counties and its residents.
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