Boeing have purchased a new building in Salt Lake County, Utah. The new site, located 20 miles from Boeing’s fabrication and assembly site in Salt Lake City, was purchased from Masco, Terms of which were not disclosed.
The new site will focus on the fabrication of composite horizontal stabiliser components for the 787-9, the close proximity of the two facilities will help improve the efficiency from component fabrication to assembly.
Ross Bogue, vice president and general manager of Boeing Fabrication said;
The site we’ve chosen is an ideal location to add composite manufacturing capability focused on Boeing’s key business strategies, This new facility will provide a real competitive advantage in our supply chain by expanding our internal composite capabilities.
The composite component fabrication facility is expected to create approximately 100 new jobs and hiring will be begin immediately.
Boeing expects to refurbish the 850,000 square foot building to complement the company’s current operations in Salt Lake County. Sitts & Hill will design the space inside the building’s factory area. Design and construction are expected to take up to two years.