Mission & History 
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Mission & History
Mission & History

Honeywell manages the National Security Campus in Kansas City, MO and Albuquerque, NM for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). With the efforts to reduce the nation’s nuclear stockpile, our mission is to deliver safe and reliable products and services for national security programs in the most cost efficient way possible.

Beginning in 1949 as the Kansas City Plant at the Bannister Federal Complex, we’ve been solving some of the NNSA’s most intricate and technically demanding engineering and manufacturing challenges for more than six decades. Today, our mission has grown to serve other government agencies including the Department of Defense and Office of Secure Transportation. Our facility has evolved into a high-tech research production facility that specializes in science-based and additive manufacturing.

In 2006, Honeywell and the NNSA embarked on a strategy to ensure the longevity of its mission in Kansas City while returning more than $100 million in savings to taxpayers annually. Part of that strategy included the construction of a new facility in 2012. The project had a net savings of $238M to the taxpayer while delivering a new flexible infrastructure to meet national security manufacturing needs for the next two decades.

From Kansas City Plant to National Security Campus
In 2014, Honeywell successfully completed one of the nation’s largest industrial moves ahead of schedule and under budget from the old Kansas City Plant at the Bannister Federal Complex to the new National Security Campus. The relocation teams safely and securely moved a wide range of equipment including tools weighing as little as 6 ounces to a milling machine weighing 87,000 pounds. By the end of the move, about 3,000 truckloads will have transported thousands of pieces of equipment and 30,000 crates, which if stacked would be more than 5 times the height of Mount Everest.

The construction of the National Security Campus helped revitalize the construction industry by generating more than 1,000 new construction jobs and boosting the local economy with hundreds of millions of dollars in much needed economic development to the region, including $1 million new tax revenue to the Grandview School District.

Modernization and Innovation
The National Security Campus represents a significant part of the Federal government’s focus on modernization and infrastructure investment. As one of the only LEED® Gold-rated manufacturing facilities, the modern campus showcases innovation and cost savings by reducing our footprint by 50 percent and highlights environmentally friendly features and innovative space management.