Governor Steve Bullock today joined Boeing senior executives, local officials, and employees to celebrate Boeing Helena’s third business expansion in Montana.
“More and more folks are recognizing what we already know – that Montana has some of the best workers in America and some of the best innovators,” said Governor Bullock. “With this ingenuity and hard work, coupled with 90,000 additional square feet and 170 folks employed through Boeing, it’s no wonder manufacturing is growing in Montana at twice the national average.”
Boeing’s latest expansion adds 90,000 square feet to the site, which will allow Boeing Helena to increase its capacity for fabricating titanium parts for Boeing’s 777X airplane. This new jet follows the 777 and 787 Dreamliner, and it will be the largest twin-engine jet in the world carrying between 350-425 passengers. Helena was the first facility to make wing parts for the new 777X.
According to its 2016 annual data report, Boeing has 170 employees in Montana and supports an estimated 300 direct and indirect jobs. Boeing works with 48 vendors in Montana, buying $11.9 million worth of goods and services.