Monday, October 31, 2011
AUBURN, Ala. - GE Aviation is breaking ground on a 300,000 square-foot advanced manufacturing plant in Auburn, Ala. It will produce precision, super-alloy machined parts for GE jet engines that will power future commercial and military aircraft, and also to support the fleet of GE jet engines already in service. Site construction is set to begin Monday and the facility is scheduled to open in 2012. Auburn was selected in part because of its access to skilled workforce and proximity to Alabama's university system. (Source: GE Aviation via PRNewswire, 10/31/11) Gulf Coast note: GE Aviation is also building a composite parts plant in Hattiesburg, Miss., and operates another engine parts facility in Batesville, Miss.