Raytheon Adds Boeing Chinook Service Warehouse to Intl Supply Chain; Terry Manion

Raytheon has opened a new building to serve as a service and storage station for the Boeing-made Chinook helicopters, YourOttawaRegion.com reports.

The new facility, located in Renfrew, Canadahas 30,000 feet of storage space for helicopter parts and will create nearly 24 new jobs there, Steve Newman writes.

Terry Manion, general manager of Raytheon Canada’s support services division, said the facility will provide a supply chain of activities for the Boeing team and for Canadian soldiers.

The company signed seven-year lease agreement for the property and the lease includes options for three five-year leases, Renfrew Industrial Commission Executive Director Dave Lemkay indicated to the website.

Newman writes the company opened its support services division in Calgary in 1992 to support the CF18 radar program and has since expanded to provide in-service support for high-end technology.

That technology includes air, land and sea systems for defense, homeland security and other government customers, according to Newman.

The new facility is located roughly between Ottawa, Raytheon Canada’s headquarters, and Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, for whom the company will service the Chinooks.

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