The center is directed at several markets including end-to-end electrical power starter and generation, conversion, distribution, and load technologies for next-generation civil and military aerospace applications.
The grand opening ceremony, which drew more than 200 state, regional and University officials, comes on the heels of the EPISCenter being named the state's best economic development project of the year by the Ohio Economic Development Association.
GE has a sizable footprint in Ohio with 22 locations and 15,000 employees. GE has increased its employment in the state by 7 percent in the past two years and plans to continue its investment to grow its presence in Ohio, including growth in Dayton’s Aerospace Corridor.
GE announced plans in 2010 to locate the EPISCenter on the University of Dayton campus. The EPISCenter will complement GE Aviation’s Electrical Power Integration Center (EPIC) located in Cheltenham, UK, which opened in 2011. Together, these two research centers will augment GE Aviation’s existing research and development capabilities, further enabling collaborative research and innovation.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. GE Aviation Systems LLC and GE Aviation Systems Ltd are subsidiaries of General Electric Company. For more information, visit us at www.ge.com/aviation.
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The University of Dayton is a top-tier national Catholic research university with an annual sponsored research volume of nearly $100 million. It's the largest private university in Ohio.
Three new GE facilities are part of $580 million investment