BUSINESS: Construction Begin On New Hexcel Centre Of Research & Technology Excellence (Utah)

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October 12, 2021 05: 37 PM Eastern Daylight Time

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) hosted public officials, customers and local contractors today at its manufacturing site in West Valley City, Utah as the company broke ground on a flagship Center of Research & Technology (R&T) Excellence, supporting next-generation developments in advanced composites technologies.

Once completed in late 2022, the 100,000-square-foot building will be home to a state-of-the-art laboratory where company scientists and researchers will collaborate with customers on the latest composite technology developments for aerospace, space and defense, and industrial applications. It will be North America’s largest innovation and product development center. The building will also house a state-of-the-art laboratory where scientists and researchers can collaborate with customers on the latest composite technology developments. This facility will allow for continued growth and expansion over the next few years. The company expects to add up to 150 jobs at the center over the next 12 years.

Hexcel President, CEO, and Chairman Nick Stanage stated that the Center is “designed to inspire and encourage our team to dream big, and ensure that customers are awarded with advanced composites that are strong, light, and durable.” He added that once the Center opens, they will be “surrounded by everything it takes to be a leader of advanced composites technology.” High-tech laboratories and cutting-edge testing and research equipment will be on display. The lobby will highlight the latest innovations in aerospace, space, and defense.

West Valley City Mayor Ron Bigelow attended the event and said that “Hexcel is a long-standing local company. As they expand their operations, I am happy that they chose West Valley City once more. This expansion will bring additional jobs to West Valley City over the next few decades and shows that Hexcel is committed towards being a part of West Valley City’s corporate community.”

Hexcel’s current operations include the largest high-performance carbon fibre manufacturing facility in the country. It also houses the U.S. aerospace matrix operations. About 600 people currently work at the site.

The project’s contractors include R&O Construction, which has corporate offices in Ogden, as well as a team in West Valley City. Architectural Nexus, Inc., Salt Lake City is the design firm.

About Hexcel

Hexcel Corporation is a leading advanced composites company. It is a leading manufacturer and marketer of lightweight, high-performance structural materials. This includes carbon fibers, preregs and other fiber reinforced matrix materials. Honeycomb, adhesives, engineered and composite cores for commercial aerospace, defense, and industrial applications.

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