L3Harris is the industry leader in electro-optical/infrared sensors largely due to the tremendous performance of our employees and a dedicated focus on investing in important, next-generation technologies. At the beginning of 2020, as COVID-19 changed the way we look at work, we undertook a review of the plans, the current best practices and the pandemic’s implications on the future.
“As a company we’ve been resilient,” said Kristin Houston, President Electro-Optical Sector. “We’ve come together, through adversity, and persevered to accomplish one of the largest corporate investments in Hamilton in over a generation – and we’re excited about that.”
The heart of the operation is the factory, designed to increase commonality, ergonomics and safety; while reducing cycle, lead and non-value add times. In this new space, product output can see an 80% increase.
By design, this new facility promotes a safe, collaborative and cross-functional environment, where teams are inspired and encouraged to use their creativity and foster their entrepreneurial spirit. Currently 1,250 employees are enjoying the benefits of the new space. By 2023, we are on track to grow to 1,500 employees. L3Harris’ Hamilton location is a catalyst for growth, not just here in Canada, but internationally - bringing people together around a shared purpose and collective work.
L3Harris is an agile innovator, investing in Canadian technology, top engineering talent, development and infrastructure. We are a huge part of the region’s economic renaissance – joining other innovation leaders: Stryker Canada, Amazon and DHL in locating in Hamilton – the city “where innovation goes to work”.
As we look ahead to the amazing work that will come out of this new home, we are reminded of our solid past - our story and successes started in Hamilton on Longwood Boulevard over 40 years ago. Customers want the best and they ask for the WESCAM MX product line by name, because its performance speaks for itself. This facility, housing Canadian operations, engineering, production, supply and administration, moves our production capability Fast. Forward.