Markham, Ontario Mayor shared on social media that Tesla Canada would locate a manufacturing facility in the city to produce manufacturing equipment for use at the company’s ‘gigafactories.’
In a post on Twitter and Instagram, Frank Scarpitti welcomed Tesla, calling it a great addition to “the ‘future car’ cluster of companies” in Markham. You can read the full quote from the image below:
“I am delighted to share that Tesla Canada is joining our already robust automotive and technology ecosystem by locating a manufacturing facility in the City of Markham. The facility will be the first branded Tesla Canada manufacturing facility in Canada and will produce state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to be used at the Gigafactories located around the world in the production of batteries.”
— Mayor Frank Scarpitti (@frankscarpitti) November 4, 2021
Scarpitti also clarified that the manufacturing facility would be located “just south of Highway 7 west of Warden.”
The mayor’s announcement comes just days after Tesla Canada put out a call for applications on LinkedIn, which also included a recruitment video republished by Tesla North on YouTube.
The video shows a short interview with employees at the Markham location who work on battery development, factory design, charging infrastructure, battery CNC machine programming and more.