boeing-education-center-auburnBoeing has started work on a new Workforce Training Center at its Auburn, Washington facility. It’s the first new building constructed on the site in almost 25 years.

The $16.7 million center, which covers almost 71,000 square feet, is a significant investment in Washington and its workforce, the company says. When completed, the Workforce Training Center will provide training to the facility’s 5,300 workers who work in the seven manufacturing units under its roof.

The new facility is the first of two buildings to be constructed on the site. The second will be an Operations Readiness Center which will house critical spare parts. The Auburn site currently produces about 15,000 parts per day for Boeing aircraft.

Read the Puget Sound Business Journal article on the new facility.