Harris Opens Expanded Facility in Calgary, Alberta

Delivers Avionics Systems Services Support for Canada's CF-18 Fighter Aircraft

"Our recently-completed $2.3 million expansion of this Calgary facility includes an additional investment of more than $1 million in a fully-integrated software suite to provide supply chain management, production control, and configuration management solutions. At 36,700 square feet, the facility is now 35 percent larger – providing a secure lab for testing classified equipment, a significantly larger warehouse complete with a shipping and receiving dock, a reception area, and the required space to support planned growth."

~ John Heller, president of Harris IT Services

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CD, January 27, 2011 – Harris Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), today opened its Calgary, Alberta avionics operation, following a $2.3 million investment to enhance the facility. The Harris facility supports the work to be completed under the company's six-year, $273 million (CAD) services contract with the Government of Canada for the CF-18 Avionics Optimized Weapon System Support (OWSS) program.

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Harris was honored to welcome the following notable and distinguished guests to the ribbon-cutting ceremony:
  • The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification
  • The Honourable Laurie Hawn, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence
  • Alderman John Mar, Deputy Mayor of Calgary
  • Devinder Shory, Member of Parliament for Calgary North East
  • LaVar Payne, Member of Parliament, Medicine Hat
  • Respected representatives of the Alberta Provincial Government
  • Our illustrious customer from Public Works and National Defence
  • Our trusted partners
  • Our talented Harris family
  • and the great teams who carried out the renovations for our newly expanded facility
Letter from Canadian Prime Minister Harper

Devinder Shory, Member of Parliament, Calgary North East, presented a letter from Canadian Prime Minister Harper to John Heller following the ceremony.
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