FF makes a step forward in its mission to deliver FF 91 by the end of 2018
Luxury EV manufacturer Faraday Future (FF) has selected California-based Bernards as the general contractor for the 1 million square foot Hanford facility. The Hanford factory is a turn-key facility, with a strategic location between the US’s largest EV markets – Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. The facility will employ up to 1,300 employees.
FF has also received the permit from the city government of Hanford, allowing for on-site construction to begin, prior to the delivery of the first FF 91.
“We are honoured to be chosen as the general contractor for Faraday Future’s Hanford factory in the valley,” said Falco DiGiallonardo, VP of Bernards. “EV is the future of mobility and we look forward to working with FF to have the factory set for production later this year.”
As of February 1, the property was vacated. FF has completed the planning phase, including interior and exterior design, progressing to the next phase of production.
“We appreciate the support given to us by the City of Hanford,” said Dag Reckhorn, SVP of global manufacturing of FF. “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.”
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.