Honeywell has announced plans to expand its aerospace manufacturing facility in Olathe, Kansas. The company will invest $84 million into the project, generating 156 new jobs for the surrounding area. It is estimated that the expansion will create approximately $47 million in total gross domestic product (GDP) and contribute $18.3 million in state and local taxes in its first six years. Honeywell claims that the expansion will transform the plant into one of the company’s most technologically advanced aerospace manufacturing facilities. The plant currently produces parts and components for Honeywell’s avionics, safety and flight control systems, complex radio frequency systems for traffic collision avoidance, radar altimeters, and weather radar.
In a recent quote, Honeywell Aerospace Technologies President and CEO Jim Currier said, “Expanding this facility will enable the development of a strong and resilient domestic supply chain for next-generation avionics and printed circuit board assemblies that our commercial and military customers can rely on. At Honeywell, we are in constant need of highly skilled employees, particularly in engineering and advanced manufacturing, and our decision to expand one of our U.S.-based facilities is a testament to the confidence we have in the U.S. economy and its talented workforce.”
Investing in American Manufacturing - 2024
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