The Moroccan minister for Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy, laid the foundation stone for the expansion of the MATIS Aerospace plant in Casablanca on March 24th. MATIS Aerospace is a joint venture of Labinal Power Systems and Boeing, each owning 50% of the company. The company specializes in systems for the interconnection of electrical networks for the aerospace industry. MATIS Aerospace is expanding to accommodate an increased Boeing workload which will create 400 new jobs. Over the next four years, MATIS Aerospace will begin producing engine harnesses for the CFM International LEAP engine program, electrical harnesses for Boeing 737, 777 and 787 airplanes, and electrical harnesses for the Dassault Falcon 5X business jet. MATIS Aerospace currently occupies 8,500 m² at the Nouasseur Technopole technology hub in Casablanca. The plant will expand by 4,380 m² in 2016 to house new production areas, offices and a cafeteria. The company currently employs 850 people and projects. It will grow to 1,200 full-time employees by 2018.