FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — A new aerospace manufacturing facility is expected to bring 260 jobs to southwest Alabama.
UTC Aerospace Systems officials said in a statement Tuesday that the company is developing a new 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Foley. UTC officials say construction will likely take a year and the new plant is expected to open in the second quarter of 2017.
Officials say plant employees will assemble components to support the Airbus A320 and deliver propulsion systems from the facility to the Airbus assembly line in Mobile. Officials say the plant will also provide support for other aircraft including Bombardier, Embraer and Mitsubishi.
Officials say North Carolina-based UTC Aerospace Systems already operates two facilities in Foley that collectively employ about 800 people.