November 7, 2023 – Boeing broke ground on a 12,000 square feet expansion to their Winnipeg plant with Bockstael Construction to meet growing demand for airplane components.
The expansion includes a 7,250 square-foot freezer for storing composite manufacturing materials, nearly doubling the site’s freezer capacity and reducing manufacturing downtime due to built-in 100% operational redundancy. The freezer will lower annual energy usage by more than 20% and utilizes a modern CO2-based refrigeration system that produces less emissions. The LEED silver-certified design also reduces the expansion’s carbon footprint compared to traditional construction.
Read the full press release: https://www.boeing.ca/en/media/news-releases/2023/november/boeing-expanding-winnipeg-composite-manufacturing-facility-gaining-capacity-and-energy-efficiency.page?sf270046579=1
Boeing expanding city plant (Winnipeg Free Press):