Aerospace manufacturer expanding into Wallingford

Aerospace manufacturer expanding into Wallingford

(Record Journal, 6/12/17)

An aerospace manufacturing company plans to open a new facility on Research Parkway.

GKN Aerospace, an international company that produces aerospace components for commercial and military consumers, is opening a new plant in a former warehouse at 14 Research Parkway, a company spokesperson confirmed Friday.

The Wallingford facility will be an extension of the company’s existing plant in Cromwell. The company also has locations in Manchester and Newington and is a major supplier to Pratt & Whitney.
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The Research Parkway plant will produce advanced aerospace technology for the commercial and military sectors. The company spokesperson could not provide any more details about the facility or when it will open.

Tim Ryan, the town’s Economic Development Specialist, said the new facility will create a “sizable” number of manufacturing jobs, benefiting the local economy.
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