Monday, September 26, 2011
Ohio-based GE Aviation is marking 40 years in the commercial aviation business and feeling good about the future. The company landed orders for more than $27 billion in engines and services at the Paris Air Show in June, and GE Aviation is ramping up production. It added 1,000 jobs across its U.S. manufacturing operations over the past three years and plans to add another 1,000 over the next three years. That includes 200 jobs in Dayton, Ohio, 400 new jobs at two component plants in Mississippi and 400 more across its 20 U.S. operating plants. (Source: Cincinnati Enquirer, 09/25/11) Gulf Coast note: One of the Mississippi plants is in Ellisville, near Hattiesburg.