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How goes Emerald Auto’s plan to bring a van assembly plant and 600 jobs to Hazelwood?

With 1,000 or so job applications already on file, the leadership team of a startup that wants to assemble “green” delivery vans in Hazelwood understands the first question many have about Emerald Automotive: When will the hiring begin?
The short answer: not yet.

“We have a lot to accomplish,’’ said Gary Marble, Emerald’s sales and communications director. “We’re optimistic about 2013. Things look like they’re falling into place and they’re going to work and I appreciate everyone’s patience. It’s been tough to sit back and wait.’’

[St. Louis Beacon]