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May 2, 2013
For Immediate Release
LOS ANGELES COUNTY WELCOMES OPENING OF BYD LANCASTER MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Lancaster Mayor Rex Perris, BYD President Stella Li, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
(Photo by the AV Press)
LANCASTER – Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined BYD President Stella Li, Lancaster Mayor Rex Perris, local leaders and community members at Wednesday’s opening ceremony of the BYD Lancaster Electric Bus Manufacturing Facility and the BYD Energy Module Manufacturing Plant.
“Just as the pioneers had a dream when they settled in the Antelope Valley, Mr. Wang Chuanfu had a dream when he founded his company BYD — “Building Your Dreams,” said Antonovich. “Today – those dreams are becoming a reality. Walking in the footprints of the Antelope Valley pioneers, BYD is bringing jobs and economic vitality to our region”
Initiating the partnership that led to the development of BYD’s operations in Los Angeles County, Supervisor Antonovich and his wife Christine first met BYD when he spoke at the World Economic Forum in 2008.
“We were pleased to initiate this vital partnership working with Lancaster Mayor Perris, city officials, and City Manager Mark Bozigian to locate this assembly plant in here in the Antelope Valley,” he said. “We look forward to its continued success bringing jobs to our communities. With the largest port complex in North America, great weather, and a large consumer market, Los Angeles County is a superb home for BYD industries.”
BYD Company Limited is a global leader in battery technology, electric vehicles and new energy products.