Posted: May 11, 2018 12:45 PM

Raytheon Dedicates New Facilities at Missile Systems Business

TUCSON, Ariz. — Raytheon Co. executives, along with federal, state and local officials, and local business leaders, dedicated new facilities at Raytheon Missile Systems May 10, the company said in a release. This is part of a large-scale expansion and modernization project to increase capacity and capability at Raytheon’s Tucson operations.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place in front of newly built structures that will house many of the 2,000 new employees the company is hiring to support business growth. New buildings scheduled for completion this year include an advanced testing facility, a multi-purpose building and a customer access center.

The expansion is planned for completion in 2020 and includes:

■ New buildings.
■ Infrastructure upgrades.
■ Engineering and manufacturing enhancements.
■ High-powered computing capabilities.

“Our expansion supports the nation’s military, the security of America’s allies and the U.S., state and local economies,” said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president. “This project validates Southern Arizona’s strengths in innovation, technology and quality of life for our growing workforce, and has been made possible by the strong collaboration and support of government and private sector partners.”

Partners in the expansion include Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona Commerce Authority, Pima County, City of Tucson, Sun Corridor Inc., Tucson Airport Authority and Tucson Electric Power.

“With more than 500 suppliers around Arizona and a workforce of nearly 12,000 people, Raytheon continues to have a positive economic impact throughout our state,” Ducey said. “Increasing Raytheon’s infrastructure and job growth in Arizona is a major win for all of us, and the result of solid partnerships statewide.”

Raytheon Missile Systems is Southern Arizona’s largest private employer with an annual statewide economic impact of more than $2.1 billion.

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