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France-based Hutchinson picks Alabama for aerospace facility

PARIS – At the Paris Air Show today, Hutchinson Corp. announced plans to open an Aerospace Manufacturing Center of Excellence at Mobile Aeroplex, positioning the French company to serve Airbus’ Alabama assembly line and the region’s expanding aerospace industry.

“We look forward to working with the Alabama economic development team and the state’s leadership to establish another high performance, customer-focused Manufacturing Center of Excellence that will expand Hutchinson’s operations in North America – most importantly by establishing key sites close to key aerospace customers,” said Laurent Poirier, president of Hutchinson Aerospace.

Hutchinson officials said they will launch the company’s Mobile facility with a “last minute shop” to support the nearby Airbus assembly complex, a FAA-certified repair center, and a service center focusing on final delivery of thermal acoustic insulation systems. Operations are expected to begin at Mobile Aeroplex in late summer or early fall.

“Mobile is a destination city for the aerospace industry. Companies like Hutchinson recognize that if you want great workers, a great quality of life and a great business climate, then you need to locate in Mobile,” Mayor Sandy Stimpson said.

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