Boeing Begins Move to New Building Complex in Huntsville
- Redstone Gateway facility to house 1,400 employees
- Consolidation reflects defense unit's cost-competitiveness efforts
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 15, 2013
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Alabama
leaders today officially opened a new complex in Huntsville that will advance
Boeing's competitiveness and strengthen the company's commitment to the state.
Boeing is the largest aerospace company in Alabama and one of the state's
largest employers. Huntsville employees in leased facilities have begun moving
into the first completed building of the Redstone Gateway complex, which is
expected to house 1,400 Boeing employees in 363,000 square feet of space.
"This is more than a new Boeing-owned office complex – today is a celebration
of the investment Boeing has made in the ideas, innovation and inspiration
rooted right here in Huntsville," Tony Jones, vice president and Boeing
Huntsville site executive, said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included
state and local leaders and customer representatives.
The complex will be used for Boeing's work on NASA's Space Launch System and
headquarters for the company's Strategic Missile and Defense Systems division.
"Boeing is both a top employer in Huntsville and an important community
partner," said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. "Just last year, we celebrated
the dedicated partnership Boeing has had with our community over the last 50
years, and today's ribbon cutting is another sign that Boeing is committed to
the Huntsville community. Boeing exemplifies what it means to be a good
corporate steward and civic partner."
Employees will move into the complex's second building later this year and the
third in early 2014. Boeing will continue operating from the company-owned
Jetplex location in Huntsville.
Current Boeing Huntsville programs include:
oMissile defense: Ground-based Midcourse Defense, Standard Missile-3 Block
IIB, Arrow Weapon System, Avenger, and Patriot Advanced Capability-3
oNASA: design and development of the new Space Launch System core stage and
avionics, and support to the International Space Station.
oSupport: Rotorcraft Support and engineering support for commercial and
With innovative and affordable capabilities, Boeing in Huntsville is a low
cost, high tech center of excellence.
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the
world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in
innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest
and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St.
Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $33 billion business with 59,000
employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.
SOURCE Boeing Defense, Space & Security
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