The 112,000-square-foot facility will be used to manufacture and fabricate building components for electrical construction. The new facility will ship the components to existing Helix Electric markets nationwide.
“After an exhaustive search, we found that Goodyear had the right mix of a trained workforce, a great business climate, and access to transportation networks that would suit our needs now and long into the future,” said Boris Shekhter, President, Helix Electric. “This is a large investment for our company and we are very excited to partner with the City of Goodyear, the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council to bring our vision of a modern construction manufacturing facility to life.”
According to the Arizona Commerce Authority, when Helix outgrew its existing facilities in California, the company realized that it had the opportunity to re-envision what construction offsite manufacturing could look like in the future. With that vision, the company embarked on a nationwide search to find the right location. Helix Electric chose Arizona because the state offers a growing economy, a skilled and trained workforce, an affordable cost of doing business, close access to rail and highway, and a supportive partnership with local and state government to provide continuous infrastructure and incentives.
“We are excited Helix Electric has selected Goodyear for this first-of-its-kind, advanced facility,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). “Goodyear is experiencing rapid manufacturing growth, and Helix Electric will contribute to the exciting economic activity happening in the area and create over 100 high-skilled jobs for residents.”
Helix Electric is an award-winning electrical contractor specializing in design-build and highly complex electrical projects throughout the United States. The company has decades of experience and expertise in nearly every field of construction, including mission critical, data center, medium voltage power distribution, renewable energy, commercial, industrial, mass transit and rail and high-density residential.
“Helix Electric is the latest example of a California-based company expanding its footprint into Greater Phoenix to maximize our robust talent pool and scale in the country’s fastest growing region,” said Chris Camacho, President & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The company is a welcomed addition to Greater Phoenix’s contractor ecosystem creating critical jobs and further enabling the region to meet the construction demands of advanced industry.”