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Bell Helicopter expands Fort Worth headquarters

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Fort Worth, TX - Bell Helicopter broke ground today (Oct. 15th) on its new global headquarters in Fort Worth.

Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst met with officials from Fort Worth and Tarrant County to mark the expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony.

Bell Helicopter plans to invest $230 million to add new facilities and make upgrades to existing facilities.

Plans for the new headquarters include an effort to consolidate space, reduce maintenance costs, and reduce both waste and energy use by 20% by the year 2015.

Bell Helicopter employs 6,000 people in North Texas.