Faraday Future (FF) announced today that Bernards, a commercial builder headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., will serve as the general contractor for the 1 million-sf FF factory in Hanford, Calif.
The Hanford factory is a turn-key facility that sits between the country’s two largest EV markets, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. The factory will help FF to deliver FF 91, its first production vehicle, to market by the end of 2018. FF has received the permit from the city government of Hanford for its onsite work to begin construction, prior to manufacturing and delivering the first FF 91.
As of February 1, the property was completely vacated. FF completed the planning phase, including interior and exterior design, progressing to the next phase of production.
“As of now, our on-site abatement, demolition, and refurbishment work has started, and we have ordered all the long lead-time equipment. We are extremely excited to have Bernards on board to work with us to ready our factory with our aggressive, yet workable, timeline,” said Dag Reckhorn, SVP of Global Manufacturing of FF.
On-site demolition and construction work began in March, as the first batch of production equipment has already been installed and tested to begin manufacturing.
FF announced its Hanford factory last August. The facility will employ up to 1,300 employees, working a 3 shift schedule.