Monday, April 29, 2013

GE Aviation opens plants

ELLISVILLE, Miss. -- Gov. Phil Bryant and GE Aviation President/CEO David Joyce will be on hand Tuesday for the grand opening of the company's new 340,000-square-foot aviation components factory in Ellisville, northeast of Hattiesburg. The event is in the Howard Technology Park. The company expects to hire 250 workers within five years to make composite parts for aircraft engines and systems. GE Aviation is investing $56 million in the plant to meet growing aerospace demand. The state is providing $8 million in incentives. The plant originally was to be 300,000 square feet to 340,000 square feet. (Source: Hattiesburg American, 04/28/13) GE Aviation also officially opened on Monday a $50 million facility in Auburn, Ala., that will make parts for jet engines. It’s in Auburn Technology Park West. GE Aviation also has a plant in Batesville, Miss.