East Alton, Illinois is home to a new 47,000sq-ft maintenance facility for West Star Aviation. As the project approaches completion West Star has announced that the multi-million dollar facility will include a 14,000sq-ft wood shop and 6,000sq-ft accessory repair shop. In total the site has expanded from 250,000 to 317,300sq-ft. West Star’s 300 on-site employees will start work at the new site in May 2014. Grand Junction, Colorado is also set for expansion and West Star has broken ground on a painting facility and additional maintenance space at the site. Columbia, South Carolina will also expand another by 10,000sq-ft in the near future.