Bell Helicopter breaks ground on new global headquarters

  • 22-Oct-2012 12:06 EDT
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John L. Garrison, President and CEO of Bell Helicopter, speaks at the Oct. 15 groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s new Fort Worth global headquarters. (Office of Governor Rick Perry)

Bell Helicopter has commenced construction for its new global headquarters in Fort Worth, TX. The company plans to invest $230 million in new and upgraded facilities as part of a comprehensive revitalization effort. The revitalization effort is designed to consolidate more than 1.2 million ft² of excess space, reduce building maintenance costs, and reduce 20% of the company's waste and energy use by 2015. These changes are expected to improve coordination and collaboration, increase cost-competitiveness and are projected to save $19 million in annual operating expenses. Bell Helicopter's future headquarters will be home to administration, support functions, program offices, a customer center, and an integrated training facility.

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