Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems has announced plans to open a second plant in Danville, a project that represents an investment of nearly $7.3 million.
The 156,000-s.f. facility, which previously housed 3B Inc., will bring 63 new jobs to the Boyle County community.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt provides aircraft braking systems to a diverse group of customers, ranging from airline operators and constructors to private aircraft owners, charter operators, government and military operators, and distributors and repair stations.
The company already operates a carbon processes facility in Danville that employs 70 workers. The new operation, which is a result of consolidation from an out-of-state facility, will conduct final assembly and worldwide distribution of aircraft wheels, brakes and components.
“When a company like Meggitt chooses you a second time, it is a good indication that you are doing something right,” said Gov. Steve Beshear.
“Twice is nice,” Jody Lassiter, president and chief executive officer of the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership, told The (Danville) Advocate-Messenger. “It is a compelling argument to share with our existing businesses, site-selection professionals and outside companies that a global firm decided to locate here again.”