Larger facility will create hundreds of new jobs
Honeywell aerospace is investing $84 million to expand its avionics manufacturing facility in Olathe, Kansas. According to the company, the expansion is expected to generate $47 million in total gross domestic product and contribute $18.3 million to state and local taxes in the first six years. It expects the expansion to employ an additional 153 employees at the site and create more than 200 other supported jobs across Kansas.
“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 customers can rely on,” said Honeywell Aerospace Technologies president and CEO Jim Currier. He noted that the expansion was part of a larger push on the company’s behalf to bring more investment and employ more skilled labor in the U.S. workforce.
The current 560,000-sq-ft is used for manufacturing components for Honeywell’s avionics, safety and flight control systems, and radio frequency systems for traffic collision avoidance, radar altimeters, and weather radar.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said she hoped Honeywell’s growth would allow for more high-tech jobs to come in the state. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) added, “Honeywell’s decision to expand its operations in Kansas will help bolster the U.S. domestic industrial base in the aviation sector.”