GOODYEAR, AZ — Helix Electric, one of the largest electrical contracting companies in the nation, announced today its first manufacturing facility in Arizona will be in Goodyear. The 112,000-square-foot facility will be used to manufacture and fabricate building components for electrical construction.
The new facility will ship the components to existing Helix Electric markets nationwide and create over 100 jobs in engineering, production, quality control, and administration.
“After an exhaustive search, we found that Goodyear had the right mix of a trained workforce, a great business climate, and access to transportation networks that would suit our needs now and long into the future,” said Boris Shekhter, CEO, Helix Electric. “This is a large investment for our company and we are very excited to partner with the City of Goodyear, the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council to bring our vision of a modern construction manufacturing facility to life.”
Founded in 1985, Helix Electric has completed projects nationwide across commercial, industrial, distribution, education, healthcare, hospitality, government and transportation industries.
“We are excited Helix Electric has selected Goodyear for this first-of-its-kind, advanced facility,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Goodyear is experiencing rapid manufacturing growth, and Helix Electric will contribute to the exciting economic activity happening in the area and create over 100 high-skilled jobs for residents.”
Helix Electric’s presence adds to Goodyear’s abundant manufacturing landscape. The Loop 303 Manufacturing Corridor, which has seen massive development recently, includes Sub-Zero, REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Ball Corporation as tenants. Goodyear is also home to Chewy Inc.’s e-commerce facility since 2018 and Amazon, which is the city’s largest employer with nearly 3,000 employees.
“Since 1985, Helix Electric has been a respected name in electrical contracting,” said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. “I welcome Helix Electric to Goodyear and I am very pleased they chose to become part of our growing city.”
When Helix outgrew its existing facilities in California, the company realized that it had the opportunity to re-envision what construction offsite manufacturing could look like in the future. With that vision, the company embarked on a nationwide search to find the right location. Helix Electric chose Arizona because the state offers a growing economy, a skilled and trained workforce, an affordable cost of doing business, close access to rail and highway, and a supportive partnership with local and state government to provide continuous infrastructure and incentives.