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Lion Electric Job Plans Detailed

Bus, truck manufacturer plans to start production in late 2022 with 324 workers

Bob Okon – ShawMedia.com

Lion job plan presentation

Joliet Economic Development Director Derek Conley presents the Lion Electric tax abatement proposal at a Tuesday meeting of the Joliet City Council Economic Development Committee that was joined on Zoom by council member Joe Clement (left), Lion Electric Chief Legal Officer Francois Duquette (top right) and Lion Electric Vice President of Sales Nate Baguio.

The Lion Electric Company plans to begin taking applications before the end of this year at its future Joliet plant, where the company plans to employ 1,400 workers by 2026.

“We’re looking forward to getting as many applications as we can as quickly as we can,” Lion Electric Chief Legal Officer Francois Duquette told the Joliet City Council Economic Development Committee on Tuesday.

The committee approved a tax incentive package that is tied to to Lion Electric employing 1,418 workers by its fourth year of operation.

The company plans to begin production of electric buses and trucks in Joliet by late 2022.

Gov. Pritzker by lion bus

A Lion Electric school bus was brought to the site of the company’s future Joliet plant on May 7 when Gov. JB Pritzker joined the announcement of the company’s plan to build electric buses and trucks in Illinois by late 2022. (Geoff Stellfox – gstellfox@shawmedia.com/Geoff Stellfox – gstellfox@shawmedia.com)

Duquette after the meeting said the company is still working on its hiring plans for the Joliet plant. But when asked when the company would start taking applications, he said, “I would expect it to be before the end of this year.”

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