BE&K Building Group Completes Construction of Assembly Facility for Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X
October 6, 2015

BE&K Building Group announces it has completed construction of a new facility for Bell Helicopter in Lafayette, Louisiana. Bell Helicopter will use the facility to assemble and deliver its newest commercial helicopter, the eagerly-awaited Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

The new 82,300-square-foot hangar facility was built on a 14.5-acre site. Bell Helicopter will lease the facility from the Lafayette Regional Airport. Assembly operations are expected to start in 2016, following certification of the facility and the aircraft.

The company recently celebrated the grand opening of its Lafayette Assembly Center. For details, read the news release issued by Bell Helicopter.

Best of 2015 Award | Manufacturing Projects — Earlier this week, Engineering News-Record – Texas & Louisiana announced the winners of its 2015 Best Projects competition. BE&K Building Group won "Best Manufacturing Project" for the Bell Helicopter Lafayette Assembly Center. Our team will formally receive the award at a recognition luncheon on December 8 in Houston, Texas.