Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) starts manufacturing modifications on Lathrop facility

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Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has started renovating a 431,000 square foot facility that was once used by Daimler-Chrysler as a distribution center. Tesla received a permit by the city of Lathrop, California for manufacturing modifications on the facility.

Work is already taking place on overhauling the existing facility to meet the demands of the electric vehicle company such as CNC and machining.

“Information about the number of jobs that the facility would create and exactly which part of the manufacturing process – the company makes vehicles as well as electric vehicle powertrain components for other automotive companies – would be in Lathrop there was not immediately available through a communications agent for the company,” stated the Manteca Bulletin. “Daimler Chrysler’s Mopar distribution facility – which sent Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram and at that time Mercedes Benz components to warehouses, parts distributors and auto dealerships around the West Coast – was one of the anchor components of the Crossroads Commerce Center. The building has sat vacant since 2009 when Chrysler combined its small parts distribution in Los Angeles and Portland.”

The Tesla facility is located at 18260 Harlan Road.  The facility is listed at 431,000 square feet and can be expanded by another 125,000 square feet. Here are some job listings for the site.

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