Cessna Aircraft Co. recently broke ground on what will be its third building in Columbus, Ga.
The company will invest up to $24 million to expand aircraft subassembly work at Columbus, including construction of an $11 million facility at Muscogee Technology Park. The 100,000-square-foot building is slated to be completed in August 2008.
Cessna Columbus started with a 110,000-square-foot building in 1996. The company added a second building – roughly 130,000 square feet – in 2001 to move the newly acquired McCauley Propeller Systems from Dayton, Ohio, and to support increased production rates in Wichita and Independence, Kan.
Cessna Columbus employees manufacture parts and assemblies for Cessna’s line of single engine pistons, Caravans and business jets, as well as propellers under the McCauley Propeller Systems brand. Cessna expects to add up to 150 jobs in Columbus over the next five years. The facility now employs 600 people.