GE Aviation starts building aero engine component facility in Ohio

GE's Riverworks aviation facility in Lynn, Massachusetts. Image: Courtesy of GE Aviation
GE's Riverworks aviation facility in Lynn, Massachusetts. Image: Courtesy of GE Aviation

GE Aviation has broken ground on a new lean engine component manufacturing facility for civil, defence and aero derivative applications.

The facility will be built on 53 acres in the Miami Valley Research Park in Ohio.

“This project is setting the stage for the future of this business by allowing us to serve our customers better due to lean productivity and an increase in flexibility as a workforce, that will improve and maintain our competitiveness for the future,” said Kristie West, general manager, GE Aviation. “I’m extremely proud of this project and where we are as a team. I couldn’t be more excited for the Dayton team and the community.”

The 280,000ft2 facility is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2022 and fully operational by the end of 2022.

The new facility will optimise manufacturing operations and advanced technology development into one facility, combining operations from seven buildings into one.

GE currently has approximately 400 hourly and salaried employees who will be located at the new facility.

GE Aviation’s new facility will focus on new technology development as well as new product introduction. The facility will develop and manufacture gas turbine engine components and mechanical systems for a variety of industries, including aviation, space, defence, and oil and gas.

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