City, state and company officials are scheduled to mark the start of construction Friday on a $39 million BAE Systems facility in Fort Wayne. The new aviation electronics manufacturing center will be located near Fort Wayne International Airport. BAE says the investment will help retain around 1,000 Allen County jobs.

May 1, 2014

News Release

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – BAE Systems will break ground on its new world-class aviation electronics manufacturing center in Fort Wayne at the intersection of Airport Expressway and Ardmore Avenue at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 2. Speakers on the agenda include:

-U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D – Ind.)

-U.S. Representative Marlin Stutzman (R – Ind.)

-Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry

-Ehtisham Siddiqui, vice president and general manager, BAE Systems Commercial Aircraft Solutions

-Chad Pittman, vice president, Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Location: Airport Expressway and Ardmore Avenue

Fort Wayne, Ind.

Source: BAE Systems

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