Monday, April 18, 2011

Goodrich to add workers

FOLEY, Ala. – Goodrich Corp. will hire about 20 people at its Foley operation as it prepares to make more aircraft parts for Airbus and Boeing Co. The new employees would help make thrust reversers and exhaust systems that cover aircraft engines in a unit called a nacelle. Goodrich, based in Charlotte, N.C., has 730 employees in Foley. Airbus and Boeing plan to ramp up production of the A320 and 737, respectively, in the coming year, meaning they will need more nacelles. (Source: Mobile Press-Register, 04/16/11)