Secretive electric car startup Faraday Future has made progress on its Hanford, California, factory, enlisting the services of commercial firm Bernards to start construction.

Started in March with largely demolition efforts, the former site of a tire factory is now set to begin construction with approval finalized by the city of Hanford. The facility is slated to top one million square feet, with a pledge to train and hire up to 1,300 workers from the local population.

“We appreciate the support given to us by the City of Hanford,” said VP of Global Manufacturing Dag Reckhorn at Faraday Future. “As of now, our on-site abatement, demolition, and refurbishment work has started, and we have ordered all the long lead-time equipment. We are extremely excited to have Bernards on board to work with us to ready our factory with our aggressive, yet workable, timeline.”

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First announced as the site of Faraday Future’s new factory in August 2017, the site selection wasn’t met without some controversy. Originally, there were plans to build the factory in Las Vegas with incentive-backing by the local government before those plans were derailed due to outstanding debt issues by Faraday Future co-founder Jia Yueting.

No timetable has yet been given on its completion date. However, Faraday Future has indicated plans to launch the FF91 by the end of the year.