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Hexcel opens expanded engineered core operations plant in Morocco

Hexcel Corporation announced the grand opening of a completed expansion at its engineered core operations plant in Morocco to meet the growing demand for lightweight advanced composite materials for the aerospace industry.

The 13,000-square-meter expansion in the Midparc Free Trade Zone in Casablanca has doubled the size of the plant to 24,000-square meters. In addition, employment is expected to increase at the site from 145 employees to about 400 by 2026.

The Casablanca facility is part of Hexcel’s ongoing worldwide investment to create a diversified and robust global supply chain to support aerospace customers’ growing demand for engineered core. At the plant, which began production in 2018, Hexcel transforms lightweight honeycomb materials into engineered core parts that are used for structural reinforcement and lightweighting in aerospace applications, including aircraft structures, engine nacelles and helicopter blades.

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