HELENA– The Montana Chamber welcomed today’s unveiling of The Boeing Company’s 90,000 square-foot expansion of its site in Helena. Now more than 257,000 square-feet, Boeing Helena and its 150 employees have distinguished themselves as a key part of Boeing’s supply chain, specializing in complex machining of hard metals for Boeing Commercial Airplanes 737, 747, 767, and 787 airplane models – and now the 777X.
“Boeing’s decision to send additional work to its Helena site is a testament to the hard-working, innovative, and dedicated workforce we have here in Montana,” said Webb Brown, President and CEO of the Montana Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the Montana Manufacturing Association. “One of the main objectives of Envision 2026, our ten-year strategic plan, is to promote an educated and empowered workforce. This expansion shows that our efforts are working to grow business in Montana because of our incredible people.”
Boeing’s 777X will be the largest and most efficient twin-engine jet in the world, with 12 percent lower fuel consumption and 10 percent lower operating costs than the competition and introduces the latest innovative technologies including an all-new high-efficiency wing. Boeing is building on the passenger-preferred interior of today’s 777 and the 787 interior innovations to create a passenger experience like no other.
Acquired in 2010, Boeing Helena has quickly established itself as a key member of the local community. Last year alone, Boeing spent approximately $12 million with nearly 60 suppliers and vendors in Montana, and supported 470 direct and indirect jobs.