Gulfstream Aerospace wants to expand in Fort Worth with 105 more jobs at new facility

Gulfstream Aerospace plans to expand its business in Fort Worth, less than a year after opening its $55 million service center with 200 employees at Perot Field in Alliance.

The company wants to build a component repair and maintenance facility at 2500 Golden Triangle Blvd., about five miles south of the airport, according to city documents. The 108,000-square-foot proposed facility would employ at least 105 workers. Gulfstream’s investment would include at least $6 million for on-site equipment.

Gulfstream opened its Alliance service facility in October. The 162,000-square-foot operation provides maintenance and repairs for Gulfstream owners around the country and internationally. A partnership with Tarrant County College’s Airframe and Powerplant program is giving jobs and experience to local technicians.

The Fort Worth City Council will consider nominating the company for a Texas state tax credit program. The Texas Enterprise Zone Program offers up to $2,500 worth of tax rebates per job for companies investing between $5 million and nearly $150 million.

At least 35% of the new hires would be local veterans or economically disadvantaged residents.

Local governments have to nominate companies for the tax rebate. The Fort Worth council will consider the nomination at its Aug. 22 meeting.

Gulfstream, which is based in Savannah, Georgia, has been designing and manufacturing business aircraft since the late 1950s. Gulfstream caters to a variety of customers, including governments, special missions and companies that use the planes to transport employees to areas not served well by commercial airlines.