What UTC Aerospace Systems' Expansion in Foley Means for Baldwin County

Posted by Tanner Jones on May 18, 2016 2:00:00 PM

On May 3, UTC Aerospace Systems made the exciting announcement that it would be adding 260 new jobs in Baldwin County and expanding its Foley facilities. The groundbreaking was a significant event for Baldwin County, and local government officials including Mayor of Foley John Koniar, Tucker Dorsey, chairman of the Baldwin County Commission, and Greg Canfield, secretary of commerce for Alabama, joined UTC representatives and employees to celebrate the announcement. 

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UTC’s expansion will positively impact Baldwin County in a number of ways.

Employment Opportunities

The new 80,000-square-foot facility, slated for completion in 2017, will allow UTC to bring an estimated 260 new jobs to Baldwin County. With a regional workforce of over 500,000, our community is ready to fill these innovative new positions.

Advancement of the Aerospace Industry

With the expansion, UTC Aerospace Systems will become the third largest aerospace manufacturer in Alabama, as measured by number of employees. The new facility will help the company support multiple airplane platforms including the Airbus A320, the Bombardier CSeries, the Embraer E2 and Mitsubishi Regional Jet, though its primary mission will be to service the Airbus final assembly line in Mobile.

UTC’s decision to expand in Foley further positions us as an emerging hub for aerospace, advanced manufacturing and innovative industries.

Large-Scale Recognition

Being chosen as the location for the UTC Aerospace Systems expansion is an honor that provides Baldwin County with an opportunity to further advance its presence in the aerospace industry.

Marc Duvall, president of UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business, said, “We chose Foley to expand because of its proven track record of performance, our desire to be near a key customer, and the tremendous cooperation we’ve had from the state [of Alabama], [Baldwin] county and the city [of Foley].”

 

For more about the UTC Aerospace Systems expansion, read the full press release here.