Bell Helicopter Expanding at Fort Worth

 - December 5, 2011, 4:10 AM

Bell Helicopter is launching a $1 billion facilities and product modernization program. The $240 million project will create a new office building and training academy in Fort Worth. As part of the plan Bell will relocate workers currently at its Alliance Airport and other area sites. Bell is seeking substantial local tax abatement to help finance the upgrades. More than 700 workers would be relocated to the new buildings, which combined would cover 250,000 sq ft. Bell is already building a 29,000-sq-ft employee center at Fort Worth.