Raytheon Intelligence & Space Opens a New Intelligent Manufacturing Center at Its McKinney Campus

The 178,000-square-foot facility is a result of a $100 million investment and collaboration with the McKinney Economic Development Corporation—which included an already-complete commitment to generate 500 skilled jobs. RI&S plans to build an even larger facility by 2025 that will generate 700 more jobs.

Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) has opened a new intelligent manufacturing center at its McKinney campus. The 178,000-square-foot facility is a result of a $100 million investment and collaboration with the McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)—which included an already-complete commitment to generate 500 skilled jobs. 

RI&S also announced plans to build an even larger new facility in McKinney by 2025 to help meet its real estate modernization and consolidation goals. 

“Our new advanced integration and manufacturing center and plans for greater expansion reflect a deliberate strategy to transform ourselves by investing in new digital capabilities,” said Roy Azevedo, president of RI&S, in a statement. “We are laser focused on improving our agility as we develop and deliver the world’s finest technologies to our valued customers.”

New 400K-SF factory, lab, and office space to open by 2025

RI&S unveiled details of its plans to build a 400,000-square-foot factory, lab, and office space at its McKinney campus to open by 2025. The company says the larger, consolidated modern manufacturing operation in McKinney will enable RI&S to develop, build, test and deliver more advanced technology—as well as generating another 700 new jobs.

RI&S says it will also outfit a new 250,000-square-foot leased facility in North Texas to house technology programs.

McKinney’s mayor welcomed the moves and how they position his city.

“Raytheon Technologies is a truly respected and valued corporate partner, and we’re proud to have their long-standing presence in our community,” Mayor George Fuller said in the statement. “McKinney is known for fostering strong business relationships and creating an environment that not only allows these businesses to grow but provides their employees with a great place to call home.”

“[The} city council, city staff and the McKinney Economic Development Corporation look forward to continuing to position the city as one of the best places in America to raise a family and conduct business,” Fuller added.

RI&S seeks improvements with AI, AR, and networked factories

RI&S says it’s improving its labs and manufacturing space as it invests in physical upgrades and expands digital engineering tools that make work faster, more efficient and safer.

“We’re transforming our operations to meet customer demand, improve our employee experience, and prepare for additional growth,” said Jeff Place, the company’s vice president of operations. “From artificial intelligence and networked factories to data analytics and augmented reality, we’re integrating new ways of working that allow us to tackle the hardest problems.”

Workforce will have hybrid flexibility

RI&S says much of its workforce will have the flexibility to continue working remotely, onsite, or in a hybrid model that aligns with their schedules and job responsibilities.

“Our work could not slow down during the pandemic, and, in fact, we’re seeing greater demand for our technology,” Azevedo added. “By empowering our teams to be productive and connected, they are transforming our operations in North Texas and across RI&S to tackle customer challenges today and far into the future.”


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