announced plans to move their Supply Chain Facility Wednesday morning. The current center is in
"To have adjacent
to us a parts manufacturing facility
where we can get parts turned around quickly, that we can get repairs and
overhauls and get back to our customers quicker, that was really the value
proposition for us to move into this area," Marillyn Hewson, Executive
Vice President of Global Sustainment said.
"They manufacture parts, we distribute and warehouse parts. The synergies between the two organizations is going to bring better value to our customers," said John Carroll, Vice President of Global Supply Chain Services.
The 43,000 square foot
facility will supply parts for repairing and overhauling commercial and
government aircrafts. Right now 100
people are employed at the
“If they don't come we're certainly going to be looking throughout the local community to get the full up of jobs that we need," Hewson said.
Congressman John Murtha
has long been an driving force in bringing the defense contracting industry to
"I think the
productivity of the workers, the efficiency of the workers, that's what it's
all about. When somebody comes to town
and they find out the other companies are doing well," Murtha said.
Carroll currently heads
the facility in
"The folks located
right around us, Concurrent Technologies, excellent workforce from what we've
heard so far," Carroll said.