FORT WORTH, Texas (April 20, 2016) – Calcomp, Inc., a manufacturer of commercial aircraft engine composites, is moving its facility from Santa Fe Springs, California to Fort Worth. The company has selected a 25,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located in north Fort Worth near Loop 820 and Blue Mound Road.
“When you consider the long history and strength of Fort Worth’s aviation and aerospace industry, I simply cannot think of a better place for Calcomp to call home,” said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. “Fort Worth has everything that companies need to be successful, including access to one of the most skilled labor pools in the nation, business-friendly policies and a low cost of doing business. Employees relocating from other parts of the nation also enjoy a high quality of life due to the lower cost of living in this region. We are confident that these attributes will position Calcomp for even greater success.”
Calcomp will relocate to Fort Worth through a phased move from June – December, 2016. The company will relocate 15 employees from California and plans to hire approximately 30-35 North Texans.
“We considered several sites in Arizona, Nevada, Texas and Utah, but Fort Worth’s existing aviation infrastructure clearly made this city stand out as the best location for Calcomp’s new facility,” said Fred Donnelly, president of Calcomp, Inc. “In addition to its business attributes, David Berzina and the Fort Worth Chamber’s economic development team are a major reason we selected this city. From the moment we first contacted Fort Worth, the Chamber quickly responded to all of our questions and made key introductions for us throughout the community. Fort Worth is welcoming our company with open arms, and we feel like this city will really value our presence.”
“In recent years, the Fort Worth Chamber has helped several California-based companies, like Calcomp, relocate to Fort Worth to reduce their costs and maximize operational efficiency,” said Dee Kelly, Jr., chairman of the board of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber prides itself on being responsive to the needs of all companies that are considering Fort Worth for relocation or expansion opportunities, and it is encouraging to know that our enthusiasm is making a difference. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Calcomp as we help them transition into the Fort Worth business community.”
For more than a century, some of the nation’s top aviation companies serving the travel and defense industries have established a presence in Fort Worth. The city’s current roster of distinguished aerospace leaders includes American Airlines, Lockheed Martin and Bell Helicopter. Hundreds of companies who supply major aviation manufacturers with everything they need to get the aircraft off the ground are also located within the city.
The strength of Fort Worth’s aviation community is supported by more than 22,000 aerospace employees, including a large number of former military personnel with extensive experience in engineering and avionics. This labor pool is augmented by workforce development programs with partners such as Tarrant County College, which offers specialized training programs along with a certification and degree program in avionics.
About Calcomp, Inc.
Established more than 25 years ago in Paramount, California, Calcomp, Inc. manufactures APU turbine engine composites for commercial aircraft of all sizes. The company provides engine manufacturers around the world with products that reduce aircraft weight and increase fuel efficiency.
About the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, with 2,300 member businesses, is the largest chamber in the North Texas region and has repeatedly been recognized as one of the nation’s top economic development organizations. Through business-to-business marketing, educational events, economic development, workforce development and government advocacy, the Fort Worth Chamber assumes a leadership role in making Fort Worth, the 16th-largest city in the U.S., a premier location in which to live, work and do business. For more information, please contact the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce at (817) 338-3391 or visit www.fortworthecodev.com.