CAE USA, a subsidiary of Canada-based CAE, held a ground-breaking ceremony on 4 October for its new US headquarters at Tampa International Airport in Florida.
The 27,000 m 2 complex is scheduled to open in 2022 and house more than 600 employees, according to CAE, which supplies training systems and services to the US Department of Defense and other armed forces.
"This will provide our employees with a modern facility that will help us attract and retain the world-class workforce we need to develop advanced training solutions that enhance the mission readiness of the men and women in our defence forces," said Ray Duquette, president and general manager of CAE USA.
CAE, which employs more than 500 people in the Tampa area, expects to add 100 jobs at the new facility in areas such as computer and software engineering, programme management, training instruction, and corporate functions.
CAE will lease the complex from Space Florida, a state agency that promotes aerospace economic development.
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