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GE to Open Second Aviation Manufacturing Plant in Mississippi

01 August 2011

GE will be opening a new manufacturing facility in Ellisville, Mississippi to meet accelerating global demand.

GE expects to invest $56 million in the new facility and is targeting for production to begin in 2013 and to create 250 new high-tech manufacturing jobs by 2016.

They say the 300,000 square foot facility will manufacture advanced composite components for aircraft engines and systems for GE Aviation's growing business.

""We are excited to expand our production capability in Mississippi with the opening of a second plant that will create hundreds of new high-tech jobs this decade for the state,"" said David Joyce, President and CEO, GE Aviation. ""GE has invested more than $12 billion in the research and development of reliable technology innovation over the past ten years and today's announcement shows that commitment is paying off.""

GE say the expansion into Mississippi underscores the growth at GE Aviation, where deliveries of commercial engines for GE and its partner companies are expected to grow this year and in 2012.