ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS: Textron To Stay In Wilmington, Add 250 Employees, Revitalize Campus

WILMINGTON, MA — At this week’s Board of Selectmen Meeting, Town Manager Jeff Hull provided a brief update on Textron’s future plans for its 60-acre Lowell Street campus in Wilmington.

“After several years of evaluating options including whether to relocate their existing operations or remain in Wilmington, the company has decided to maintain its operation in Wilmington for the foreseeable future,” announced Hull in a memo to the Board. “The company has been successful recently in obtaining a number of government contracts which has led to an increased demand for employees.”

Hull noted that Textron is looking to increase its workforce at its Wilmington location from 55 employees to 300 employees within the next five years.

“Textron is aiming to consolidate their operations into fewer buildings and remove some of the existing facilities,” added Hull. “Work — which will include renovation, demolition and landscaping — will be fully funded by Textron.”

Hull revealed Textron currently has no plans for its tennis courts and ballfields. Hull emphasized to Textron’s representatives that the town remains interested in that piece of their property due to its proximity to the Yentile Farm Recreational Facility.

Hull also reported that Textron will eventually be creating a new main entrance off of Lowell Street. This news will be incorporated into planned intersection improvements at the Lowell Street-Woburn Street intersection, which is set to include new traffic signals and lane reconfigurations.

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