Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hmmm...I Wonder?

24 FEB 2017
Tesla Inc. is the manufacturer of autonomous driving electric cars.  Elon Musk is the co-founder and CEO.  One of his manufacturing facilities is in Freemont, CA and another is the giant "Gigafactory" located in Nevada.  The facility in Nevada is referred to as Gigafactory #1.  Another facility in Buffalo, NY which produces solar energy products is referred to by Mr. Musk as Gigafactory #2. On February 24 he stated Tesla needed three more in Europe, one in China, and another here in the United States.  When asked on Twitter where another US Gigafactory might be located he said, "Something on a tristate border might work.  Gigafactory plus nearby supporting supply chain needs a very large workforce." 

Hmmm...I wonder if Mr. Musk was referring to the Ohio-Kentucky-West Virginia tristate area as a possible location for a Gigafactory?

26 MAR 2017
Ro Khanna is the freshman congressman from California's 17th District, which includes most of Silicon Valley and all the big tech companies such as Google and Apple.  On March 26th Mr. Khanna visited the Ohio-Kentucky-West Virginia tristate area to see what that part of the country might have to offer the technology industry - and how Appalachia can reap its benefits in the form of jobs and tech training.  Tesla's corporate office and Freemont manufacturing facility are also located in Mr. Khanna's district.

Hmmm...I wonder if  Mr. Khanna has ever had any discussions about a Gigafactory location with Mr. Musk?  

26 APR 2017
Braidy Industries Inc. is an eco-friendly, state of the art aluminum alloy manufacturer.  On April 26, 2017 Craig Bouchard, Chairman and CEO of Braidy Industries along with Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announced the construction of the nations first Greenfield aluminum rolling mill in over three decades.  The mill will be state of the art and produce low-cost high quality auto body sheet aluminum, plate and ultra-high strength alloys for the Aerospace industry.  Did I mention that Mr. Musk's Tesla vehicles rely heavily on aluminum parts and components and that he also owns Space-X, an aerospace company.  The new Braidy Industries mill will be located in the Eastern Kentucky tristate area town of South Shore, Kentucky.

Hmmm...I wonder if Mr. Bouchard and Governor Bevin have had any discussions about a Gigafactory location with Mr. Musk and Congressman Khanna?

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