NBC 6 News is first to confirm that Elio Motor Company is buying a portion of the former Caddo Parish General Motors plant and bringing with it 1,500 jobs by April.
Caddo Commissioner Ken Epperson today confirmed a prospective tenant has
been found for the facility.
Randy Lucky, assistant administrator of the Caddo Commission, said the company will bring 1,500 new jobs and expects to be up and running by the end of the first quarter (March) of 2013.
Lucky said the new tenant will use around 2 million square feet of the facility's 3.2 million square feet under the roof. He added that the company hopes to employ up to 4,000 people after it has been in business three to four years.
Another source confirmed that the company is Elio. The company specializes in ultra-high mileage vehicles. They hope to have up to 4,000 workers in the next four years.
A news conference is scheduled for noon Thursday at the plant, and details will be announced at that time, Lucky said.
Curious about what kind of car Elio will make, check out their website for pictures and video.