Web Industries to Build Seattle-Area Composites Formatting Plant

Web Industries Inc. has unveiled plans for a new plant near Seattle to optimize supply chains and cut shipping time and inventory. Situated on 12 acres in Marysville, Wash., the new production facility will supply composite slit tape for the Boeing 777X and position Web to provide responsive formatting services to other businesses in the region.

The plant is expected to be operational in January 2021 following construction, equipment qualification and employee training. It is located close to Boeing’s final assembly plant in Everett, Wash., and supplier Toray Composite Materials America’s (CMA) processing facility in Tacoma, Wash.

“Our new composites formatting facility is the realization of our commercial commitment to Toray and Boeing,” said Web Industries President and CEO Mark Pihl. “By providing localized manufacturing to support the 777X, Boeing and Toray are expected to see improved affordability and sustainable competitive advantages. There are benefits associated with lower transportation, packaging and inventory costs, as well as reduced lead times. We look forward to the innovation and continuous improvement focus that will come with close collaboration.”

The new plant will reduce freight transportation time between Web and Boeing facilities to less than 30 minutes and to roughly two hours between Web and Toray. The materials currently make a cross-country journey by freezer truck.

Toray can enjoy advantages associated with Web’s new nearby location. “Web has been a long-standing partner of Toray and enabled us to expand our product portfolio of advanced materials with great results, said Don Myers, director of aerospace sales, Toray CMA. “We look forward to continuing our work with Web Industries as they start up their facility in Marysville.”

Groundbreaking is scheduled this spring for the manufacturing site.

For more information, visit www.webindustries.com.

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