BYD BREAKS GROUND ON PHASE II EXPANSION OF VEHICLE MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN USA
The facility in Lancaster, California, is already the site of BYD’s coach and bus vehicle plant that employs approximately 400 people working in areas such as engineering, production, quality control, procurement and customer service. The Phase II expansion marks an important step in BYD’s plan to triple employment in three years, undertaken in response to increased demand for its zero-emission coaches, buses, and new medium- and heavy-duty truck product line-up.
The Phase II expansion will add tens of thousands of additional square feet to the existing facility and is scheduled for completion in 2017. A third phase, to begin thereafter, will add hundreds of thousands of additional square feet to the site in Lancaster and bring the facility up to its full size and capacity.
As BYD proceeds with its plans to triple the number of people employed in Lancaster, it is committed to creating good-paying jobs with benefits and real opportunities for career growth.