Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Continental begins plant work

MOBILE, Ala. – Continental Motors has begun work on a nearly 275,000-square-foot engine and parts manufacturing facility at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. The plant will include $40 million in new equipment and an area dedicated to new manufacturing techniques and processes, such as additive manufacturing. The plant, which consolidates operations scattered among nearly a dozen buildings, is expected to be operational in 2019. Continental Motors, which employs 400 workers in Mobile, is a subsidiary of China’s AVIC International Holding LTD. It produces piston and turbine engines for light aircraft, and also provides services. (Source: al.com, 08/05/18, Birmingham Business Journal, AP via U.S. News and World Report, 08/06/18)