Gulfstream to Expand Manufacturing and Service Facilities

Gulfstream to expand its Savannah headquarters


Gulfstream's existing 209,000-square-foot Savannah Service Center at the company's main site will be converted into a manufacturing facility, and a new 222,000-square-foot manufacturing building will be constructed directly adjacent to the current service center. Additionally, Gulfstream will construct another new 42,600-square-foot paint hangar at the main site.

Gulfstream's main building, which houses executive offices and numerous support organizations, including its Marketing and Sales departments, will be renovated to include a new Sales and Design Center. Customers visiting the Sales and Design Center will have access to the latest technological tools to assist in selecting their aircraft's floorplan and furnishings. The plan also includes a new 140,000-square-foot engineering building at the northeast end of the main site.

As part of the expansion, Gulfstream will upgrade site infrastructure, including improvements to the railway delivery and water drainage systems. Gulfstream, the Georgia Department of Transportation, Chatham County and the City of Savannah will work together to improve traffic access routes to Gulfstream's facilities.

In choosing contractors and subcontractors for the expansion, Gulfstream will continue its existing policy of providing opportunities to small, women-owned, disadvantaged, veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran businesses, and Historically Underutilized Business zones.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 1,500 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G200; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G350; the large-cabin, long-range G450; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G500 and the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Financial Services Division and Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales. The company employs more than 7,900 people at seven major locations. We invite you to visit our Web site for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 72,200 people worldwide and had 2005 revenue of $21.2 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. More information can be found online at www.generaldynamics.com.

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