Gulfstream Aerospace is investing more than US$55 million (£43.6 million) and hiring for more than 200 new positions at its Appleton, Wisconsin, facility to meet customer demand and growth in its fleet. The new investment is a continuation of expansion across the company, including new facilities in Fort Worth, Texas, and Mesa, Arizona and an expansion of its Customer Support call centre in Farnborough, England.
“We are in a period of rapid growth and are currently hiring for a wide range of positions. We have openings for engineers, mechanics, avionics technicians and highy-skilled trade and craftspeople. Gulfstream offers excellent training to assist in starting a new career in aviation,” said L.D. Buerger, Vice President of Completions, Gulfstream. “Gulfstream creates the world’s finest business aircraft, designed and outfitted with beautiful interiors. We are excited about this expansion and the opportunity to recruit and hire new talent to join the Gulfstream team at our Appleton facility.”
Gulfstream is constructing a world-class aircraft paint facility in Appleton which is set to begin operations in the third quarter of 2023. The custom-designed, 73,000 ft²/6,782 m² facility uses a proprietary paint booth design developed by Gulfstream in conjunction with Wisconsin-based paint booth manufacturer Global Finishing Solutions. The new facility will have the ability to paint up to 48 aircraft per year and will allow Gulfstream to perform the entire aircraft completions process start-to-finish in Appleton.
The company has recently made several enhancements to the facility to improve customer and employee experiences. Investments include a new office area for completions customers and pilots, a new wood finishing area, an upgraded shipping and receiving area and a completions hangar featuring an employee entrance, breakroom, and lockers.