Boeing is expanding its St. Louis-area operations with the addition of a manufacturing facility at MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Ill.
The facility for assembly and subassembly is tentatively set to open late this year or early next year in 50,000 square-feet of leased space. Initially, it will mean 75 new manufacturing jobs.
“This facility’s proximity to (Boeing Defense, Space & Security) headquarters, the presence of an established, skilled work force, and the infrastructure at MidAmerica Airport make it an ideal choicd as Boeing looks for opportunities to expand our core business and ensure our St. Louis site remains competitive as we meet the high-value, low-cost needs of our customers,” said BDS president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg.
Boeing employs about 16,000 employees in St. Louis.