Fisker Automotive’s COO Bernard Koehler spoke at a manufacturing conference hosted by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. He spoke with great confidence of the pending sales and subsequent renovation of the Boxwood plant.
Fisker plans to produce two lines of luxury plug-in hybrid cars at the factory, where it expects to eventually employ 2,000 workers.
Koehler was the keynote speaker at the chamber’s manufacturing conference, held in the morning at the Sheraton Hotel on U.S. 13, and shared the stage at a legislative brunch with Delaware Gov. Jack Markell in the afternoon. In both addresses, Koehler committed to working with local suppliers at the plant, and said the company will hold an event as early as May for suppliers to meet Fisker executives and push their wares.
He also spoke Wednesday about choosing Delaware — among many states that were courting the company — as its manufacturing hub.
“It’s a great location,” Koehler said. “The equipment is still in place. We have the work force here. Why not Delaware?”