Overseas Companies Eye U.S. Outposts

By Carole Hedden .
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology .

“Oklahoma was the best location.” So proclaimed Christian Boas, CEO of Belgian supply chain integrator and component-maker Asco, as he announced plans at last month's Farnborough air show to build a $100 million facility in Stillwater. Asco's investment in the U.S. heartland is the latest example of the aerospace industry's role in the resurgence of U.S. manufacturing. Airbus announced early last month that it will invest $600 million to open an A320 final assembly plant in Mobile, Ala., and has a long-term plan to double its purchases from U.S. suppliers to $24 billion a year. And Embraer, which is based in Brazil, is now assembling Phenom business jets at a new factory in Melbourne, Fla....

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