As part of the company's real estate modernization and consolidation efforts Raytheon Intelligence & Space opened a new manufacturing facility and announced plans to build a new factory in McKinney, Texas.
The already built 178,000-square-foot Advanced Integration and Manufacturing Center is expected to create 500 jobs with the new project expected to generate 700 jobs.
"Our new Advanced Integration and Manufacturing Center and plans for greater expansion reflect a deliberate strategy to transform ourselves by investing in new digital capabilities," said Roy Azevedo, president, RI&S. "We are laser focused on improving our agility as we develop and deliver the world's finest technologies to our valued customers."
The company will now build a 400,000-square-foot factory, lab and office space at its McKinney campus to open by 2025. The larger, consolidated modern manufacturing operation will make it possible for RI&S to develop, build, test and deliver more advanced technology.
"We are transforming our operations to meet customer demand, improve our employee experience and prepare for additional growth," said Jeff Place, vice president of Operations, RI&S. "From artificial intelligence and networked factories to data analytics and augmented reality, we are integrating new ways of working that allow us to tackle the hardest problems."
Much of the RI&S workforce will have the flexibility to continue working remotely, onsite or in a hybrid arrangement that fits their schedules and job responsibilities.
"Raytheon Technologies is a truly respected and valued corporate partner, and we are proud to have their long-standing presence in our community. McKinney is known for fostering strong business relationships and creating an environment that not only allows these businesses to grow but provides their employees with a great place to call home," said Mayor George Fuller. "City Council, city staff and the McKinney Economic Development Corporation look forward to continuing to position the city as one of the best places in America to raise a family and conduct business."