Insitu to open new manufacturing plant

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BINGEN — Bingen-based drone-maker Insitu has scheduled a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate this month’s opening of its 120,000-square-foot Bingen production facility for unmanned aircraft.

The facility, Eagle Point, is designed to consolidate many operations now scattered in Columbia Gorge towns in both Washington and Oregon. The company has offices in Vancouver. The invitation-only event will be at 10 a.m. June 12.

Insitu is a Boeing Co. subsidiary and maker of lightweight drones, such as the ScanEagle, a remote-controlled device equipped with cameras that can film and transmit real-time video without being detected in war zones. It also has nonmilitary uses, such as marine life surveillance