Bell Helicopter today said it has opened a new composite manufacturing facility in Broussard, La. with about 30 employees.
The $4.5 million, 28,000-square-foot plant will make composite panels and repair and overhaul existing panels for much of Bell’s fleet under the lean manufacturing processes.
Fort Worth-based Bell employs also employes about 40 people at a helicopter blade repair shop also there. The company employs more than 10,000 people worldwide.