West Star has announced plans for a major facility expansion at Grand Junction, CO (GJT) in order to keep pace with customer demand.
The Grand Junction, Colorado facility is planning a new 40,000 ft² hangar with an additional 35,000 ft² of shop and office space. The shop space will include a larger interior shop, a complete composite shop and tool room. The new facility will be focused on the expansion of large aircraft capability and is slated to be completed in 2023. The expansion would increase the GJT location’s operational footprint to approximately 379,000 ft². The company plans to add 84 additional technicians in the next 12 months and an additional 100 new jobs as the facility expansion nears completion. This expansion is being supported by a job growth incentive tax credit and strategic fund project from the Colorado Economic Development Commission (EDC).
In addition to the expansion project and for the strategic fund portion of the package, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership and Industrial Developments Inc. will provide a local match to jumpstart the construction of the project. This will also allow for jobs to be created and filled at a faster pace.