BELVIDERE, Ill. – State Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, issued the following statement regarding a tentative deal between the UAW and automaker Stellantis that is expected to update and reopen the Belvidere Assembly Plant:

“I share in the enthusiasm of residents across our community as we look ahead to seeing the Belvidere Assembly Plant reopened and retooled to meet modern demands. This agreement is going to support thousands of quality jobs, and is a significant long-term investment that will benefit our entire region. I appreciate the advocacy from local workers, the UAW, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and area officials in helping to make this a reality.

“It’s important that we continue to responsibly utilize state incentives to attract and retain developments that provide strong wages and can benefit our community for decades to come. This is a big win for our region.”

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Rep. David A. VellaRep. David A. Vella

(D-Loves Park)
68th District

Springfield Office:
290-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-0455

District Office:
4007 N Mulford Rd
Loves Park, IL 61111
(815) 329-6741