Collins Aerospace Invests $200M to Expand Carbon Brake Production Site

The company plans to add 70,000 square feet of additional manufacturing space.

Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace has initiated a $200 million investment to expand manufacturing at the carbon brake production site in Spokane, Washington, over a multi-year period.

Collins has plans to grow the site by more than 50 percent, adding 70,000 square feet of additional manufacturing space – including up to three new buildings and additional furnaces. This expansion will support increased production capacity to meet the growing demand for carbon brakes from commercial and military customers.

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"Collins Aerospace is a key contributor to the Pacific Northwest aerospace manufacturing industry and plays a significant role in Spokane's economy and technological innovation," said Matt Maurer, vice president and general manager for Landing Systems at Collins Aerospace. "This expansion will enhance both our manufacturing capacity and capabilities with the latest in process innovation and efficiencies while ensuring our workforce readiness to meet the growing global demand for our carbon brakes."

The site specializes in the production and manufacturing of braking systems with DURACARB® carbon disk technology, which provides a longer brake life and overall cost savings. Carbon brakes have superior durability and ability to withstand high temperatures.

"We are excited to see Collins select Washington state for this expansion of high-tech manufacturing," said Gov. Jay Inslee. "These new jobs will add to a growing aerospace sector in Spokane County, and the state has committed to partnering on further efforts that ensure the county can offer companies a world-class aerospace workforce and positive business environment."

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