Bell Helicopter, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday announcing its newly-constructed composite facility in Broussard, La. The new facility represents a $4.5 million investment by Bell Helicopter and was achieved through collaboration with the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA). The new 28,000 sq. ft. facility was specifically designed for Bell Helicopter’s composite manufacturing capabilities, which include manufacturing new composite panels, as well as repair and overhaul of existing panels for much of Bell Helicopter’s current and legacy fleet. The company implemented lean manufacturing processes throughout the facility to improve efficiencies and reduce lead times.
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