Gulfstream is set to add more than 200 positions and a new paint hangar at its facility in Appleton, Wisconsin. The company is investing more than US$55m, with the stated aim of meeting customer demand and growth in its fleet.
The investment is a continuation of expansion across the company, including new facilities in Fort Worth, Texas, and Mesa, Arizona, and an expansion of its Customer Support call centre in Farnborough, UK.
“Gulfstream continues to make significant investments across the company to address both current demand and future growth in our completions and Customer Support operations,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The investment in our Appleton facility is a key part of our overall strategy to provide our customers with industry-leading completions and support worldwide.”
Gulfstream will host a job fair in Appleton on 9 June 2022, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm at its facility at N687 Discovery Drive.
“We are in a period of rapid growth and are currently hiring for a wide range of positions,” said L D Buerger, vice president of completions, Gulfstream. “We have openings for engineers, mechanics, avionics technicians and highly skilled trade and craftspeople. Gulfstream offers excellent training to assist in starting a new career in aviation. Gulfstream creates the world’s finest business aircraft, designed and outfitted with beautiful interiors. We are excited about this expansion and the opportunity to recruit and hire new talent to join the Gulfstream team at our Appleton facility.”
Gulfstream is constructing an aircraft paint facility in Appleton that is set to begin operations in the third quarter of 2023. The custom-designed, 73,000ft² (6,782m²) facility has a proprietary paint booth design developed by Gulfstream in conjunction with Wisconsin-based paint booth manufacturer Global Finishing Solutions. The new facility will have the ability to paint up to 48 aircraft per year and will allow Gulfstream to perform the entire aircraft completions process start-to-finish in Appleton.
The company has recently made several enhancements to the facility to improve customer and employee experiences. Investments include a new office area for completions customers and pilots, a new wood finishing area, an upgraded shipping and receiving area, and a completions hangar featuring an employee entrance, break room and lockers.