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Monday, December 24, 2012

Bell Helicopter to Expand Tennessee Facility

Emily Feliz @EmilyFeliz1

Bell Helicopter will spend $10 million to expand its completion and customer delivery facilities located in Piney Flats, Tenn.

The expansion includes the purchase of a 150,000-square-foot building located just west of the Bell Helicopter Piney Flats facility. The new building will accommodate customizing and completions of light and medium aircraft, and will also house supporting back shops and shipping and receiving operations, the company said.

"We continue to see a growing demand for commercial helicopters, and Bell Helicopter's anticipated production requirements are outpacing the size of our current facility in Piney Flats," said Eric Cardinali, executive vice president, Customer Support and Services for Bell Helicopter. "Expanding our existing facility allows us to implement new technologies and processes to ensure a high quality customization and delivery process for our customers."

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