GE To Pursue Jet Engine Coatings Facility In Alabama

The facility expected to employ 300 to 400 people later this decade.


While GE Aviation today is committing to its first operation in Alabama, the larger GE already has a significant presence in the state. GE has 1,600 employees in Alabama through its GE Enterprise Solutions operation in Huntsville and GE appliance plant in Decatur.

GE Aviation generated revenues of $18.7 billion in 2009. The company also has the largest and fastest-growing installed base of jet engines in commercial aviation and a global services network to support them.

GE Aviation employs approximately 38,000 employees and operates more than 50 manufacturing and service facilities around the world. The company invests $1 billion annually in jet propulsion R&D programs. This long tradition of commitment to new technology has helped GE establish its leadership position in the industry with a proud list of "firsts" in both the military and commercial jet propulsion, tracing back to 1942 with America's first jet engine.

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