J&E Precision Tool of Southampton plans Westfield expansion as it gears up for F-35 fighter jet work
Up to $1.5 million in machining equipment will be just the start for J&E Precision Tool of Southampton as it expands into the former Berkshire Industries building near the Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport to build parts for the military’s new F-35 fighter jet. "We have to be ready to act quickly and we need to be ready to expand," said James R. Labrie, president of 41-year-old J&E Precision. "And we don’t have room to do that here in Southampton. We're very busy."