29 January 2008
29 January 2008
Park Electrochemical Corp. has broken ground for its new Advanced Composite Materials development and manufacturing facility located at the Newton City-County Airport in Newton, Kansas.
This facility will focus on the development and manufacture of advanced composite materials for aircraft structures and components. The facility, which is scheduled for completion by the end of the 2008 calendar year, will contain approximately 50,000 square feet of manufacturing, laboratory and office space. Newton, Kansas is located approximately 20 miles north of Wichita, Kansas, which is home to a number of major General Aviation aircraft manufacturers. Park is situating this new facility in the greater Wichita area in order to be in a position to work closely with, and to more effectively support, the Wichita aircraft manufacturing community. This new facility will be operated by Park’s recently incorporated 100% owned subsidiary, Park Aerospace Materials Corp.
Brian Shore, Park Electrochemical Corp.’s President and CEO, said, “We anxiously look forward to the opening of our new Newton, Kansas facility and becoming a full-time, permanent member of the greater Wichita area aircraft manufacturing community.”
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