Paris-based aircraft support company opening facility in Alabama to support new Airbus plant

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A French company says it will open a facility on the Alabama coast to support a new Airbus factory in Mobile.

Hutchinson Corp. announced plans Monday at the Paris Air Show for a plant that will deliver thermal acoustic insulation systems for airplanes. It will include a repair center and a service center.

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The industrial development board in Mobile approved tax incentives for the $2 million facility last week. The project is expected to create 45 new jobs in the first year and 100 within three years.

Hutchinson is a supplier for Airbus, the European airplane manufacturer currently preparing to open an A320 assembly plant in Mobile.

The Hutchinson facility is expected to begin operating later this year in Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley.