CAE (NYSE: CAE) has begun building aÂ facility at Florida’s Tampa International AirportÂ to serve as the futureÂ headquarters of the Canadian defense firm’s U.S. subsidiary.
CAE USA plans to house more than 600 employees at the newÂ facility, which the aviation training provider will lease from Space Florida, and expects construction work to be completed in 2022,Â CAEÂ said Friday.
TheÂ company added it looks to add 100 positionsÂ in the program management, training,Â engineeringÂ and corporate areas.
Ray Duquette, president and general manager at CAE USA, said the business has operated in the Tampa BayÂ area over the past four decades andÂ aims toÂ attractÂ professionals who can help developÂ training platforms for the defense sector.
FloridaÂ Gov. Ron DeSantis; Tampa Mayor Jane Castor; and Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., were among the attendees at theÂ groundbreaking ceremony held Friday.