Saturday, May 23, 2009
Clean Tech Manufacturing Facility Passes First Hurdle
The Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency unanimously passed an agreement to move forward with the proposed Green light rail car manufacturing plant. Italian manufacturing company Ensaldo Breda has agreed to hire union workers and pay prevailing wages at the site injecting millions of dollars into the local economy. The new clean tech facility will be a socially responsible LEED certified project. The design incorporates water and energy conservation, use of recycled materials, and photovoltaic panels. The project is expected to create at least 650 full time Green jobs and utilize local hiring through a training agreement between AnsaldoBreda and Trade Tech College.