Boeing is expanding manufacturing operations in Utah by opening a third factory in the Salt Lake City area to fabricate a tail piece for their 787 passenger jet.
The aircraft manufacturer is taking over a factory originally built for KraftMaid Cabinetry in the Salt Lake suburb of West Jordan.
Boeing has 575 employees in Utah and it said will add 100, paying factory wages that state officials said will average $65,000 a year.
Gov. Gary Herbert joined company officials Friday for the announcement and has authorized tax incentives and other benefits for Boeing’s expansion.
Boeing Salt Lake director, Craig Trewet, says hiring will begin immediately for engineers and project managers, and Boeing will add production workers after converting the KraftMaid factory into a production facility for carbon-fiber aircraft parts.