The sun rises over the Lucid AMP-1 site in Casa Grande, AZ.
By Del Brewer – Project Manager | Tucson
Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest’s branch in Tucson, AZ, has contracted around $2.3M worth of electrical contracts with Lucid Motors for the construction of the Lucid AMP-1 site in Casa Grande, AZ. While the initial contract was being completed, additional tasks were awarded via Time and Material processes, and has since grown into additional contracts thanks to our good relationship with Lucid Motors and their General Contractors.
The facility houses the finishing assemblies for Lucid Motor Works high-end vehicles. Outfitted with the world’s most advanced production line equipment, the factory will have the initial capacity to produce 10,000 cars a year and over 300,000 annually with planned expansion.
Three new multi-level buildings will total about 1,363,600 square feet and consist of a multitude of conveyors to form three main assembly lines. These assembly lines are being built with the purpose of main motor/transmission attachment, interior/accessories attachment, and exterior painting.
General Foreman Robert Ervin was handpicked for this project due to his extensive electrical knowledge, experience, and wide array of skills. He and his team of six to eight electricians have completed multiple value add-ons throughout the electric vehicle factory, including lighting, production controls/motors, and relocation of production lines. Starting in 2024, Commonwealth will also begin the process of installing multiple new robotic conveyor production lines in the facility.
The success of this project is thanks to a great team collaboration between Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest, Dürr Systems, Inc., Lucid Motors, and a joint venture with Lake Erie.
We would like to give special recognition to some of the key Commonwealth field personnel who made this project a success: Low Voltage Project Manager Freddy Carlisle, General Foreman Robert Ervin, Foreman Renee Vallejo, Foreman Ryan Guthrie, Foreman Issac Rojas, Journeyman Wireman Fredrick Berry, and the rest of the Commonwealth team.
The new facility houses the finishing assemblies for Lucid Motors’ high-end vehicles.