Boeing may soon move its division headquarters to Plano, Texas, according to a new report by the Dallas Morning News. The report says that Boeing is considering moving is global services division to Plano after receiving word that the Plano City Council would provide the aerospace company with up to $200,000 for the relocation.
Just last month, Boeing said it was planning to move its division headquarters to the West Legacy development in Plano, where it would utilize the top floor of a major office building. Boeing’s global services division is a new unit the company created in 2016 with the goal of providing core services and support to commercial and defense organizations.
More specifically, Boeing operates with six unique divisions, which include Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Boeing Defense, Space and Security; Engineering, Operating and Technology; Boeing Capital; Boeing Shared Services Group; and the Boeing Global Services.
According to a report published by the Dallas Morning News, Boeing will invest some $2 million into developing the new Plano, Texas facility. Assuming the aerospace company proceeds with the relocation, it will also receive $200,000 in funding from the city. Boeing says the funds will be used to rent the roughly 15,000-square-foot office building, where some 50 employees will run the division.
Furthermore, Boeing’s new Plano, Texas headquarters will serve as a hub of operations for the company’s division, which it says employs around 20,000 men and women throughout the world.
“The new division will provide training, supply chain management, aircraft modernization and data optimization for its customers,” wrote the Dallas Morning News. “The Chicago-based aircraft maker plans to have the new division up and running with a few dozen senior management officials by later this year.”
Of course, Boeing has been busy in other areas of its operations. On May 13, 2016, the company opened a $1 billion factory in Washington state. This new factory is designed to make carbon-composite wings for its 777X, which are expected to be delivered by 2020.
Boeing has also teased about future concept designs for aircraft. The Seattle Times, for instance, published internal documents revealing two specific goals for Boeing: lower the cost of airplanes, and to make them more environmentally friendly. The report includes several concept designs for these Eco-friendly, low-cost planes, including Fozzie, Beaker, Kermit Kruiser, and Honeydew, all of which are aptly named after characters from the Muppets.