Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal
Jan. 18, 2017
The investment will bring electric motor and gearbox component production lines for the Model 3 to the Reno-based facility, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tuesday during his State of the State speech, per Fortune. The move will add 550 new jobs at the Gigafactory.
Jan. 5, 2017
The Palo Alto-based company began “mass production” of its lithium-ion battery cells Wednesday at its plant outside Reno, Nevada. The company has already partnered with Panasonic Corp. to build the batteries, which will be used in Tesla’s energy-storage products and in its Model 3 sedan, the company said in a blog post.
Dec. 12, 2016
A recent analysis by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that union membership as a percentage of the entire labor force declined in 24 states in 2015 compared to the year before, while some 34 states and the District of Columbia were down from where they were a decade earlier. . . Union membership in California fell by .6 percent over the last 10 years, falling to 15.9 percent in 2015 from 16.5 percent in 2005.
Nov. 11, 2016
The California High-Speed Rail Authority filed a waiver request earlier this week with the Federal Railroad Administration that would exempt the authority from the “buy America” requirements of federal law because no U.S. passenger train manufacturers currently exist.
Oct. 7, 2016
Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc. wants to build 4.6 million square feet of new space for its factory in Fremont — a move that would ramp up production to 500,000 cars per year and add more than 3,000 workers.
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