NORMAL - Governor Bruce Rauner today visited Rivian Automotive's new facility in Normal. The company is repurposing the 2.4 million square foot plant that was once home to Mitsubishi Motors.

Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

"We’re excited Rivian has chosen Illinois to call home. It is built around innovation and is an example of the future we are building," said Governor Rauner. "We’re working to bring common-sense reforms that will help Illinois become even more competitive. That way all of our businesses in Illinois have a better chance to thrive right here at home."

Article continues after sponsor message

Rivian is investing $175 million into the plant and will bring more than 1,000 jobs to Central Illinois once the company’s first product reaches full volume. Rivian Automotive is an automotive technology company that purchased the former Mitsubishi Motors North America plant early this year to begin manufacturing their cutting-edge products to advance the shift to sustainable mobility.

Video from the event can be found here.

More like this:

Sep 28, 2023 - Durbin Discusses Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Unionization Efforts With Rivian CEO

Nov 9, 2023 - Durbin, Duckworth Release Statements On Biden, UAW President Visit To Belvidere Plant In Celebration Of UAW-Stellantis Deal

Nov 30, 2023 - Illinois American Water Invests $76.7 Million In Local Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Oct 30, 2023 - Durbin, Duckworth Release Statements On Tentative UAW-Stellantis Agreement And Future Of Belvedere Assembly Plant

Nov 9, 2023 - Democratic Party Of Illinois Celebrates Reopening Of Stellantis Plant In Belvidere, Historic UAW Deal