Thursday, September 11, 2014

Steelcase picked by Airbus

MOBILE, Ala. -- Airbus Americas chose a Grand Rapids., Mich., company with an Alabama presence to furnish and provide space design for its A320 final assembly line being built at the Mobile Aeroplex. Steelcase Inc. will design a variety of individual and team spaces for all of Airbus' assembly line work areas at the FAL, and then manufacture and provide furniture from its other facilities, including one in Athens, Ala. Financial terms were not disclosed. The $600 million plant will open next year and produce its first A320 in 2016. It will eventually have 1,000 workers. (Source:, 09/10/14)