Exelis Opens New Composite Design & Manufacturing Centre


Exelis this week celebrated the grand opening of its composite design and manufacturing centre in Salt Lake City, Utah. The new facility provides increased capacity and enhanced automation capability for advanced commercial and military composite aircraft structures.

The company has built the new composites centre to meet the growing need for composite parts on commercial and military aircraft, the new facility builds on to the existing 130,000 square foot integrated structures centre and will create over 100 new jobs.

Jim Barber, vice president and general manager of the Exelis Electronic Systems Integrated Structures business said;

With the addition of automated fibre placement and tape laying capability combined with high speed machining, inspection and assembly, Exelis is positioned to provide optimal composite solutions more efficiently

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