Bell Helicopter could increase workforce

Bell Helicopter General Manager Barry Ford talks about the potential for new jobs in the area that the company could bring if operations at the Ozark facility were expanded.

By: EBONY HORTON | Dothan Eagle

OZARK—A self-funded project involving the maintenance of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could potentially increase the workforce at Bell Helicopter’s Ozark facility, officials confirmed this week.

Bell Helicopter, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas, plans to begin the project later this year. Barry Ford, general manager for the Ozark facility, said there could be a need for more personnel depending on the number of aircraft modifications seen at the Ozark site.