Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. said Wednesday it will double its employees in Troy, Alabama, in the coming months, hiring 250 new employees to build major assemblies and sub-assemblies for U.S. government H-60 Naval Hawk helicopter production.
The Troy plant has 240 employees that manufacture H-60 helicopter tail cones and cabins. The 250 new employees will be riveters and assemblers.
The expansion at the Troy facility is part of an overall plan to increase capacity and expand the supply chain in order for Sikorsky to meet demand for its line of military, commercial aircraft and aftermarket products and services.
In the past year, Sikorsky has hired 600 engineers for its Connecticut and Florida operations, hired 50 hourly employees in Florida, opened an engineering center in Huntsville, Alabama, and announced plans for another engineering center in 2007 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp, designs, manufactures and services helicopters.