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NY State Officials Are Pleasantly Surprised By Tesla’s Buffalo Factory

Sean Ryan, of the New York State Assembly, says that he is “pleasantly surprised” at Tesla’s progress at its factory in Buffalo. He toured it on Friday. “The factory is built out. It has complete lines running, product moving around, people are there, so it’s really transformed itself into what we’ve been hoping for,” he says.

Sean Ryan, of the New York State Assembly, says that he is “pleasantly surprised” at Tesla’s progress at its factory in Buffalo. He toured it on Friday. “The factory is built out. It has complete lines running, product moving around, people are there, so it’s really transformed itself into what we’ve been hoping for,” he says. He also adds that he has to report pleasant surprise. This is in regard to the last time he was there, 15 months ago, when he saw a lot of empty space.

Ryan said on the WBEN Extras radio show that during his last visit, one part of the factory looked like it was more of a warehouse, but today there are a dozen manufacturing lines with people working on them. The scene he described was any typical busy factory filled with people working.

“We’ve been holding our breath since we put that big bet down on Tesla. They had a slow start and I was worried, as we’re approaching this spring, [if] they were going to hit their deadlines, but they’re right on track,” Ryan said on the show. The deadline is that Tesla must hire 1,460 people by April or face a state penalty of more than $40 million.

This good news seems to have hurt the egos of Tesla’s critics, who have expressed belief the Buffalo factory wasn’t hiring anyone and that it’s fraud.

We’ll see soon how much progress “Gigafactory 2” or “Giga Buffalo” has been making. Aside from updates like this, we expect more factory tours for the media to be coming. Also, Elon Musk has plans to host a public event there soon:

 
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