Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Shelby tours GE Aviation

AUBURN, Ala. -- U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., visited Auburn's GE Aviation plant Monday as part of a statewide tour of businesses. Now in his 28th year in the Senate, Shelby said he visits every Alabama county yearly. This year, he decided to tour area businesses. It was Shelby's first visit to GE Aviation, which opened in April. During the tour, Shelby observed the production of jet engine components, like shrouds, blades and turbines. GE Aviation has about 65 workers at the plant, but the number is expected to increase to 300 or 400 in the next several years. (Source: Opelika-Auburn News, 01/27/14) Previous related