Will County Officials Attend Lion Electric Grand Opening
County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and other local officials joined Governor Pritzker, Senator Duckworth, and Senator Durbin to celebrate the grand opening of Lion Electric’s new 900,000 square-foot facility in Joliet. This facility is a major investment into the local community and solidifies Will County’s emerging role as a nationwide clean energy leader.
The facility, which produces electric school busses, is now the largest electric vehicle manufacturing plant in the US for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. It also is the first vehicle assembly plant that has opened in Chicagoland in over 50 years.
"Thank you to Lion Electric for your strong investment in Will County and Joliet," said Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. "This facility brings hundreds of high-quality jobs to our community and helps solidify Will County's role as a national clean energy leader."
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