Honeywell to Expand Aerospace Manufacturing Site in Kansas

Honeywell Aerospace has announced an $84-million investment to expand its manufacturing facility in Olathe, Kansas.

The 560,000-square-foot (52,025-square-meter) site will receive upgrades on its existing capabilities used to develop avionics, radar, traffic collision, and radio frequency systems.

The company wrote that the center is expected to generate nearly $47 million in total gross domestic product once completed.

In addition, the facility will contribute $18.3 million to state and local taxes in the first six years after the modernization project.

Following the expansion, 156 personnel will be employed at the facility and support over 200 jobs in other sectors across Kansas.

CH-47 Chinook
CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Photo: Honeywell Aerospace

“Expanding this facility will enable the development of a strong and resilient domestic supply chain for next generation avionics and printed circuit board assemblies that our commercial and military customers can rely on,” Honeywell Aerospace Technologies CEO Jim Currier stated.

“At Honeywell, we are in constant need of highly skilled employees, particularly in engineering and advanced manufacturing, and our decision to expand one of our US-based facilities is a testament to our confidence in the US economy and its talented workforce.”

Supporting State Opportunities

Honeywell said that the construction and installation services needed to revamp the hub will initiate “one-time economic benefits” that will support the employment of more than 200 one-year jobs and the generation of $25 million in gross domestic product in the state.

“Honeywell’s expanded presence in Kansas underscores what we’ve known all along: our state’s workforce is prepared to meet any challenge,” Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said.

“The high-tech jobs and opportunities being created will allow even more of our young workers to find their dream careers right here in Kansas.”

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