By: Diane Benjamin
Yesterday an on-line story claimed Rivian was consolidating all operations in Irvine California. It implied production was moving there too. That story was not correct.
What Rivian is doing is moving engineering to California, they will be moving employees from Michigan to Irving. Some other employees will be transferred to the Normal plant, of course Michigan isn’t happy since Rivian received incentives. Rivian will still keep some employees in Michigan, product development will be in Irvine.
All production will remain in Normal, according to this story: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1128612_electric-truck-hopeful-rivian-moving-more-of-its-workforce-to-california
Quote from the story:
That quote doesn’t give much confidence that production is permanently in Normal though.
There are many sources for this information, others are easy to find if you want more.