Textron Inc. announced on Sept. 29 that it will expand its operations in Mexico through an agreement with the State of Chihuahua to develop and build a new manufacturing facility, which will operate as Textron International Mexico (TIM).
The new facility will be used to manufacture various minor assemblies, structural elements and wire bundles for the Bell 429 commercial helicopter. Once work is completed in Mexico, the parts will be shipped to Textron's Canadian helicopter manufacturing operation for final assembly.
"Chihuahua offers Textron an outstanding industrial environment in which to do business," said Siisi Adu-Gyamfi, senior vice president, International and Marketing for Textron. "We continue to be impressed with its talented labor force, as well as its strategic northern Mexico location."
Textron expects to ultimately employ approximately 375 at the new facility.
Textron Inc. is a $13.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 34 countries with approximately 44,000 employees. Textron brands include Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation.