Cirrus Aircraft has expanded its aircraft paint and finish facility in Duluth, Minnesota. The move was made as part of the company’s growth plan, with the firm citing increasing demand for the SR Series and Vision Jet.
The new paint and finish facility expansion adds 16,000ft² (1,486.4m²) to the existing centre, yielding a 35% increase in aircraft spray capacity. The entire Duluth paint and finish facility is now 86,000ft² (7,989.7m²).
Cirrus Aircraft currently employs 130 team members at its paint and finish facility. With this expansion, the company plans to hire 50 more people to its campus, creating more high-tech and skilled careers in Duluth. Cirrus Aircraft has been voted Duluth’s Best Large Employer since 2018.
“We are proud to expand the Cirrus paint and finish facility at our Duluth headquarters,” said Zean Nielsen, chief executive officer at Cirrus Aircraft. “These investments allow us to both meet the increasing demand for our leading-edge aircraft and create additional jobs in our local communities.”
The Cirrus paint and finish facility expansion opened on 15 June 2022 and became fully operational on 15 July 2022, celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.