New Plant, New Facilities, New Jobs
Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) opened a new intelligent manufacturing facility outside Dallas on 23 September, and announced plans to build a new facility as part of the company’s real estate modernization and consolidation efforts.
The 178,000sqft Advanced Integration and Manufacturing Center in McKinney, TX, is a result of a $100 million investment from the McKinney Economic Development Corporation that included a commitment to generate 500 skilled jobs, which is already complete. “Our new Advanced Integration and Manufacturing Center and plans for greater expansion reflect a deliberate strategy to transform ourselves by investing in new digital capabilities,” explained Roy Azevedo, President, RI&S. “We are laser focused on improving our agility as we develop and deliver the world’s finest technologies to our valued customers.”
The company will also a 400,000sqft factory, lab and office space in McKinney, to open by 2025. The larger, consolidated modern manufacturing operation in McKinney will make it possible for RI&S to develop, build, test and deliver more advanced technology, and will generate a further 700 jobs. RI&The company will also outfit a new 250,000sqft leased facility in North Texas to house technology programsme. RI&S is improving labs and manufacturing space as it invests in physical upgrades and expands digital engineering tools that make work faster, more efficient and safer.
“We are transforming our operations to meet customer demand, improve our employee experience and prepare for additional growth,” stated Jeff Place, VP of Operations. “From artificial intelligence and networked factories to data analytics and augmented reality, we are integrating new ways of working that allow us to tackle the hardest problems.”
RI&S’ growth strategy is centred on its customers and equipping its people to deliver on the company’s commitments. Much of the RI&S workforce will have the flexibility to continue working remotely, onsite or in a hybrid arrangement that fits their schedules and job responsibilities.
“Our work could not slow down during the pandemic, and, in fact, we’re seeing greater demand for our technology,” Azevedo added. “By empowering our teams to be productive and connected, they are transforming our operations in North Texas and across RI&S to tackle customer challenges today and far into the future.“