Wednesday, July 27, 2011

GE Aviation to open 2nd Mississippi plant

GE Aviation will open a second manufacturing facility in Mississippi, this one in Ellisville in Jones County. GE Aviation, based in Ohio, will invest $56 million in a 300,000-square-foot facility that will make advanced composite components for aircraft engines and systems. It's expected to begin production in 2013, creating about 250 jobs by 2016. GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, opened a manufacturing facility in Batesville in 2008, which now has 300 workers. (Sources: Leader-Call, Reuters, General Electric via RD magazine, 07/27/11)