January 14, 2013
Boeing grows composite manufacturing capability in Utah
Boeing purchased a new building in Salt Lake County, Utah. Employees at the new site, located in West Jordan, will focus on fabrication of composite horizontal stabilizer components for the 787-9. The new site, located 20 miles from Boeing’s fabrication and assembly site in Salt Lake City, was purchased from Masco (MAS). Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The close proximity of the two facilities will help improve the efficiency from component fabrication to assembly of the 787-9 horizontal stabilizer. The composite component fabrication facility is expected to create approximately 100 new jobs. Boeing expects to refurbish the 850,000 ft² building to complement the company’s current operations in Salt Lake County. Design and construction are expected to take two years.