Hexcel Corporation recently broke ground on a flagship Center of Research & Technology (R&T) Excellence, supporting next-generation developments in advanced composites technologies.
The company is a developer and manufacturer of lightweight, high-performance structural materials including carbon fibers, specialty reinforcements, prepregs, adhesives, engineered core and composite structures, and other related technology.
Once completed in late 2022, the new 100,000-square-foot building will be home to a state-of-the-art laboratory where company scientists and researchers will collaborate with customers on the latest technology developments for aerospace, space and defense, and industrial applications.
It will be the company’s largest center for innovation and product development in North America and a showcase for the company’s advanced composites technology, providing space for future growth and expansion in the years ahead.
The company expects to add up to 150 jobs at the center over the next 12 years.
Hexcel chairman, CEO, and president Nick Stanage said: “You will see high-tech labs and cutting-edge research and testing equipment. Our lobby will showcase advancements and innovations that are propelling the future in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial markets.”
“This expansion will bring more jobs to the city over the next few years and continues to show that Hexcel is committed to being part of West Valley City’s corporate community,” added West Valley City Mayor, Ron Bigelow.