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Lathrop, CA Welcomes New Resident Tesla Motors
April 22, 2014
According to public records, electric car designer and manufacturer Tesla Motors has signed a lease for a 430,000 square foot facility in west San Joaquin County.
City of Lathrop officials are thrilled by the announcement.
“I am honored and overjoyed that Tesla has chosen Lathrop for its expanding high-tech manufacturing operations. The new Tesla facility will provide employment in the region for years to come. We look forward to working diligently with Tesla to create more opportunities for their continued success. Lathrop is a prime location and a great low cost alternative for expanding Bay Area companies such as Tesla and we see great opportunity in the near future. I want to thank the Tesla team, the San Joaquin Partnership, City staff and all other agencies for their participation and efforts to bring this project to Lathrop,” said Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal.
San Joaquin Partnership President & CEO Mike Ammann says “The region was home to more than eleven (11) first-tier auto part suppliers of the former NUMMI plant, a venture between General Motors and Toyota. When the NUMMI plant closed, it left a workforce skilled in the auto industry in San Joaquin County along with some Class A manufacturing facilities suitable for these users.”
The San Joaquin Partnership would like to thank its many partners that teamed to assist Tesla in choosing a location in in San Joaquin County. These include staff at the City of Lathrop, Go-Biz (CalBIS Division), San Joaquin County Supervisors Chairman Bob Elliott and County Administrator Monica Nino, PG&E, Greg Matter and Bob Taylor with Jones Lang LaSalle representing the client and CBRE Stockton Industrial Team representing the property owner.