Helix Electric Selects Goodyear for First Manufacturing Facility in Arizona
The energy-efficient building component facility will increase production capabilities, creating more than 100 jobs
GOODYEAR, AZ (September 23, 2021) — Helix Electric, one of the largest electrical contracting companies in the nation, announced today its first manufacturing facility in Arizona will be in Goodyear.
The 112,000-square-foot facility will be used to manufacture and fabricate building components for electrical construction. The new facility will ship the components to existing Helix Electric markets nationwide and create over 100 jobs in engineering, production, quality control, and administration.
“After an exhaustive search, we found that Goodyear had the right mix of a trained workforce, a great business climate, and access to transportation networks that would suit our needs now and long into the future,” said Boris Shekhter, President, Helix Electric. "This is a large investment for our company and we are very excited to partner with the City of Goodyear, the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council to bring our vision of a modern construction manufacturing facility to life.”
Founded in 1985, Helix Electric has completed notable projects nationwide across commercial, industrial, distribution, education, healthcare, hospitality, government and transportation industries.
Helix Electric also prioritizes renewable energy and green build capabilities for its projects and has installed over two gigawatts of renewable energy to date. Helix Renewables provides turnkey energy engineering, procurement and construction services in commercial, industrial, energy-storage and utility-scale solar.
“We are excited Helix Electric has selected Goodyear for this first-of-its-kind, advanced facility,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Goodyear is experiencing rapid manufacturing growth, and Helix Electric will contribute to the exciting economic activity happening in the area and create over 100 high-skilled jobs for residents.”
Helix Electric’s presence adds to Goodyear’s abundant manufacturing landscape. The Loop 303 Manufacturing Corridor, which has seen massive development recently, includes Sub-Zero, REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Ball Corporation as tenants. Goodyear is also home to Chewy Inc.’s e-commerce facility since 2018 and Amazon, which is the city’s largest employer with nearly 3,000 employees.
“Since 1985, Helix Electric has been a respected name in electrical contracting,” said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. “I welcome Helix Electric to Goodyear and I am very pleased they chose to become part of our growing city.”
“Helix Electric is the latest example of a California-based company expanding its footprint into Greater Phoenix to maximize our robust talent pool and scale in the country’s fastest growing region,” said Chris Camacho, President & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The company is a welcomed addition to Greater Phoenix’s contractor ecosystem creating critical jobs and further enabling the region to meet the construction demands of advanced industry.”
When Helix outgrew its existing facilities in California, the company realized that it had the opportunity to re-envision what construction offsite manufacturing could look like in the future. With that vision, the company embarked on a nationwide search to find the right location. Helix Electric chose Arizona because the state offers a growing economy, a skilled and trained workforce, an affordable cost of doing business, close access to rail and highway, and a supportive partnership with local and state government to provide continuous infrastructure and incentives.
Laura Magnus, Magnus Public Policy on behalf of Helix Electric, [email protected]
Alyssa Tufts, Arizona Commerce Authority, [email protected]
About Helix Electric
Helix Electric is an award-winning electrical contractor that specializes in design-build and highly complex electrical projects throughout the United States. An established industry leader, Helix Electric has decades of experience and expertise in nearly every field of construction. Founded in 1985, Helix Electric is one of the largest and most successful electrical contracting companies in the nation. Helix Electric has offices in California, Nevada, Utah, Texas, Hawaii, and Virginia. For more information, visit helixelectric.com.
About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter @azcommerce.
About City of Goodyear
Goodyear, Arizona has a diverse blend of amenities with abundant business, cultural, educational and entertainment resources. Today, the city’s population is more than 95,000 and features a highly educated and skilled workforce, just minutes from the heart of Downtown Phoenix. The low cost of doing business, robust transportation options, fiber connectivity and a lot of southwest charm create the right economic conditions to power any business. Goodyear is one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing regions in the nation and spring training home to MLB’s Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, Amazon, Ball, Dick's Sporting Goods, UPS, and Darden Restaurants have chosen Goodyear as the place to be.
For more information, please visit goodyearaz.gov.