Posted at a local Illinois news station, WAND TV, an article states:
This year, 65,000 brand new Endeavor sport utility vehicles will hit the road throughout the U.S.and every one of them will be made in Central Illinois.
Friday, January 17th, the very first Endeavor rolled off the assembly line at the Mitsubishi motors company in Bloomington-Normal.
The new model has helped the local Mitsubishi plant expand it’s workforce from 3,000 to 3,200 employees.
“It’s a validation. It’s a validation of the outstanding workforce in Bloomington Normal,” says Mitsubishi’s North American president, Richard Gilliagan.
The first Endeavor produced was given to the NASA space camp in Huntsville, Alabama.
Astronaut Mark Lee, who was commander of the first Endeavor space shuttle mission was on hand to accept the it.
While I don’t quite get it, I guess Space Camp has a new vehicle…so, that’s…nice!