Portal Appeal Type: New Portal Rejection
Portal Title: Tesla Motors Factory
Portal Location: 37.492356, -121.946212
This portal submission is the factory building for the former GM, then former GM/Toyota joint venture NUMMI, in Fremont, California. The building was used for decades to produce millions of cars, but in 2010, was slated to be decommissioned as the US was in a protracted economic slump.
Tesla Motors was in need of a plant from which they could build their electric vehicles, so when this factory became available, they were able to buy it for a mere $42M USD. This turned out to be the break Tesla needed to get their manufacturing process off the ground, while at the same time, Fremont was not stuck with a white elephant that would take many millions of dollars to dismantle.
This portal submission commemorates the entrepreneurial spirit of all of these companies and should be reviewed based on its historic significance.
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