The facility is expected to begin operation in the first half of 2022. - Photo: Vicinity Motor Corp.

The facility is expected to begin operation in the first half of 2022.

Photo: Vicinity Motor Corp.

Vicinity Motor Corp., a supplier of electric, CNG, gas, and clean diesel vehicles, will host a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the company’s new “Buy America compliant” vehicle assembly facility in Ferndale, Washington, on July 9, 2021.

The new facility will be the company’s first U.S. assembly plant for its growing line of electric, CNG, gas, and clean diesel vehicles. The property is located near the company's Aldergrove, British Columbia, Canada, headquarters with easy access to port, rail, and truck shipping and receiving facilities. Operations at the facility will include Buy America compliant assembly, pre-delivery inspections, research and development, as well as general technical work and servicing. The facility is expected to begin operation in the first half of 2022.

This facility will become the new home to support the company's industrial electric truck line starting with the VMC 1200. It's designed with flexibility and expansion in mind to deliver up to 1,000 vehicles a year.

William Trainer, founder and chief executive officer of Vicinity Motor Corp., will lead the groundbreaking event. He will be joined by employees; state and local government officials including Washington state Governor Jay Inslee; and Roman Cornell, president ABC Companies, Vicinity’s U.S. distribution partner.

The ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM PST at 5354 Pacific Fern Dr., Ferndale, Washington, 98248.

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