Global aerospace, defence technology firm opens doors to $110M facility in Hamilton

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Published November 16, 2021 at 10:30 am

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger (third from left) and Ward 15 councillor Judi Partridge (fourth from left) attended the ribbon cutting at L3Harris Technologies' new Canadian head office in Waterdown on Tuesday (Nov. 16) — L3Harris Twitter

A huge multi-national firm has put down roots in Hamilton and just recently cut the ribbon on its brand new massive facility that’s expected to bring a lot of jobs to the city in the years to come.

L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and defence technology developer, opened the doors to its $110 million, 330,000 square-foot Canadian head office located in Waterdown on Tuesday (Nov. 16).

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger and Ward 15 councillor, Judi Partridge, were on hand at a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the new facility’s grand opening.

The new state-of-the-art, energy-efficient building is designed to address the growing demand for the company’s technologies and in addition to substantial space to improve efficiencies of L3Harris’ research, development and manufacturing capabilities, there is ample office space.

“This larger and leaner factory enables us to optimize production flow, enhancing L3Harris’ ability to meet our customers’ needs quicker, while increasing capacity for larger program execution and future growth,” said Sean Stackley, President, Integrated Mission Systems, L3Harris, in a press release.

Currently, the release said, 1,250 employees work either remotely or out of this new facility but it is expected that by the end of 2025, more than 1,500 employees will report into this location.

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