Hexcel Corporation has broken ground on a new flagship center for research & technology in West Valley City, Utah. The Center of Research and Technology (R&T) Excellence will be a 100,000-square-foot structure that will house a cutting-edge laboratory where company scientists and researchers will collaborate with customers on the most recent composite technology developments for aerospace, space and defense, and industrial applications. It will be the company’s biggest research and product development center in North America, as well as a showcase for the company’s superior composites technology, with room for further growth and expansion in the coming years. The company expects to add up to 150 jobs at the center over the next 12 years.
The facility is scheduled to open in late 2022. The Center, according to Hexcel Chairman, CEO, and President Nick Stanage will be “intended to motivate and inspire our team to dream big and guarantee that our customers have rewarded the strongest, lightest weight, most durable advanced composites that the world has ever seen.” When the Center opens, he promises, “you will be surrounded by all it takes to be a pioneer in advanced composites technology.” High-tech labs and cutting-edge research and testing equipment will be on display. Our lobby will highlight technological breakthroughs and technologies that are pushing the future of commercial aerospace, space and military, and industrial industries.”
He commended the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity and West Valley City for their economic assistance, which prompted the firm to pick the location for the new Center of Excellence. “Hexcel has been operating in West Valley City for years,” stated West Valley City Mayor Ron Bigelow. I am happy that they have picked West Valley City once again as the location for a new research and technology complex. This expansion will bring more employment to the area in the coming years and demonstrates Hexcel’s commitment to being a part of West Valley City’s business community.”