The aerospace manufacturer plans to bring 150 jobs to Johnson County with an $84 million expansion
Honeywell’s aerospace manufacturing facility in Olathe is planning an $84 million expansion that is expected to create more than 150 new jobs, the Kansas governor said. Laura Kelly Announced on Friday.
The Olathe plant is located south of the intersection of Kansas Interstates 7 and 10. The 560,000-square-foot facility manufactures parts for avionics, safety and flight control systems, radio frequency systems and weather radar, according to a news release.
“Expanding this facility will enable the development of a robust and flexible domestic supply chain for the next generation of avionics and printed circuit board assemblies that our commercial and military customers can rely on,” Jim Currier, president and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace Technologies, said in the release.
“At Honeywell, we are in constant need of highly skilled employees, especially in engineering and advanced manufacturing, and our decision to expand one of our facilities in the United States is a testament to the confidence we have in the American economy and its talented workforce.”
Last month, the Olathe City Council approved an agreement with the Kansas Department of Commerce for a company — unnamed at the time and called only “Project Amber” — to receive money from the state’s Job Creation Fund. Honeywell will receive $4 million over several years, including $500,000 in city property taxes generated by the site.
The company agreed to create 156 job opportunities during the first five years of the agreement.
The project is expected to contribute $18 million in state and local taxes in its first six years, the governor’s office said.
“Honeywell’s expanded presence in Kansas confirms what we’ve known all along — that our state’s workforce is ready to take on any challenge,” Kelly said in the statement. “The high-tech jobs and opportunities being created will allow more of our young workers to find their dream jobs here in Kansas.”
“Honeywell’s decision to expand its operations in Kansas will help strengthen America’s domestic manufacturing base in the aviation sector,” said Senator Jerry Moran.
It’s just the latest major manufacturing development announced for Olathe in the past two years.
Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company It is moving production operations to a new facility in South Olathe. Walmart It is building a beef packing facility and is expected to open in the city next year. And Chick-fil-A It plans to establish a distribution center in Olathe.