Honeywell Invests $84M in Olathe Facility, Creating 156 News Jobs

Honeywell Aerospace Technologies announced its investing $84 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Olathe, KS.

Posted February 5, 2024

North Carolina-based Honeywell is investing $84 million to expand its aerospace manufacturing facility in Olathe, elevating the facility to one of the company’s most technologically advanced and creating 156 new jobs.

“Expanding this facility will enable the development of a strong and resilient domestic supply chain for next-generation avionics and printed circuit board assemblies that our commercial and military customers can rely on,” Honeywell Aerospace Technologies President and CEO Jim Currier said in a release.

Honeywell Aerospace Technologies is a subsidiary of Honeywell based in Phoenix.

The expansion of the 560,000-square-foot facility will generate nearly $47 million in total gross domestic product (GDP) and contribute $18.3 million in state and local taxes in its first six years. The Olathe facility manufactures components for safety and flight control systems, complex radio frequency systems for traffic collision avoidance, radar altimeters, and weather radar for commercial, defense, and space aircraft.

The investment will also support more than 200 jobs in other sectors of the Kansas economy, according to a release from the governor’s office. The construction and installation of new equipment in the facility will create one-time economic benefits including 268 one-year jobs supported in Kansas and generating nearly $25 million in GDP.

“Honeywell’s expanded presence in Kansas underscores what we’ve known all along – our state’s workforce is prepared to meet any challenge,” Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said. “The high-tech jobs and opportunities being created will allow even more of our young workers to find their dream careers right here in Kansas.”