Orizon Aerostructures to relocate to Kansas, create hundreds of jobs in Olathe area

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Orizon Aerostructures, a Kansas City-based aerospace and defense manufacturing, processing and assembly company, is headed to Olathe.

The company has purchased the 205,000-square-foot facility on 15 acres in the 56 Commerce Center Industrial Park at Old 56 Highway and Lone Elm Road. The facility was built by the Opus Group and will house the aerostructures manufacturer and its current 65 employees with room enough to accommodate more than 300 new employees over the course of the next few years.

“We are looking forward to relocating our current operations in North Kansas City to a much larger facility in Olathe,” Orizon President Henry Newell said. “We’ve recently been awarded several large, complex aerospace and defense assemblies and our current 70,000-square-foot facility isn’t large enough to accommodate the new machinery and number of people we need to hire.

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