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Hexcel Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Port of Skagit

Burlington - Hexcel Corp., one of the Port of Skagit’s longest term businesses located at the Bayview Business Park, is celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of its Burlington plant this year.


The company opened its Burlington location at the Port of Skagit in 1990. The Hexcel Burlington plant manufactures engineered core components from metallic and non-metallic honeycomb. Key applications for products made at the plant are commercial and military aircraft, helicopters and aerospace engines, as well as industrial parts. According to the port’s most recent job census, Hexcel’s Burlington plant employs 253people in full-time jobs.


Earlier this year, Hexcel expanded by leasing two adjacent lots at the port and constructing a new building that measures approximately 76,451 square feet. With the expansion, the Burlington plant measures approximately 229,988 square feet in total.


The newly built facility houses an autoclave used to manufacture Hexcel products. The 12-foot by 50-foot autoclave arrived in May, and it plays a vital role in meeting the plant’s increasing demand for composite parts and structures for the aerospace industry.


“Since its opening, the company has expanded the size of its facility, increased employment, and continues to embrace the port’s mission of Good Jobs for Our Community. The port’s leadership has enabled the aerospace manufacturing sector to grow and thrive here in the Skagit Valley and that is something we are all extremely excited about,” said Port of Skagit Commission President Bill Shuler.


The plant is located at 15062 Steele Road at the Port of Skagit.

Hexcel employees joined recently to cut a ribbon celebrating the 25th anniversary of the corporation’s Burlington plant at the Port of Skagit.

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