GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HAECO Cabin Solutions, a unit of HAECO Americas and part of the HAECO Group, announced today that it will expand its design engineering and interiors product manufacturing capacity in a new, 259,000 square foot facility in High Point, North Carolina. Located at 8010 Piedmont Parkway, the building is in close proximity to HAECO Americas' headquarters in Greensboro. Renovations will start in 2015 and the facility is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2016.
HAECO is experiencing increased demand for the company's engineering capabilities, such as airline fleet retrofit programs, as well as interiors products like the company's new Vector-Y™ passenger seats and FeatherWeight™ galleys and lavatories. Up to 400 employees are expected to work at the new facility, including a mix of new hires and transfers from other existing HAECO locations.
"We are excited to announce this significant expansion. The new facility boosts our capacity to deliver interiors products and services to customer airlines from around the world," said Kevin Carter, CEO of HAECO Americas. "We are making a considerable investment to purchase the facility and upgrade it to an industry-leading aviation interiors fabrication center." The company will continue to operate its dedicated seat engineering and manufacturing facility in nearby Wallburg, North Carolina.
In support of this expansion HAECO has received performance-based incentives of $294,000 from the One North Carolina fund along with $147,000 from the City of High Point, and $147,000 from Guilford County. The County incentives will be in the form of grants for training through the Andrews Aviation Academy, Junior Achievement of Central Carolina and Guilford County NC Works.
About HAECO Americas
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the HAECO Group, HAECO Americas (formerly TIMCO Aviation Services) supports global aircraft operators and owners with comprehensive aircraft care services including base maintenance from four multi-hangar locations, engine MRO and line maintenance support across the U.S. The company's HAECO Cabin Solutions division provides interiors design, engineering, certification and integration services, as well as manufactured products including passenger seating, galleys and lavatories. HAECO Americas' website: www.haeco.aero
SOURCE HAECO Americas