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GE Aerospace opens Beavercreek manufacturing site

GE Aerospace announced the opening of its newest Dayton-area site, dedicated to engine component manufacturing for civil, military aviation and aero derivative applications.

GE Aerospace opens Beavercreek manufacturing site
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The Beavercreek facility, located on more than 53 acres at the Miami Valley Research Park, is 280,000 square feet and optimizes operations from eight locations into one campus. Approximately 400 hourly and salaried employees will be located at the new site by the end of the year.

“We are very excited to begin this new chapter in the same community that we have had a longstanding relationship with for decades,” said Brian Debruin, site leader of the facility. “The decision to co-locate to this state-of-the-art facility will bring our team closer together, simplifying our operation and helping us better serve our customers.”

“Nearly three billion people flew on engines with GE Aerospace technology last year and the industry continues to ramp up,” said Mike Kauffman, Vice President, Supply Chain for GE Aerospace. “People are eager to fly, so the manufacturing work at this multi-million dollar site will continue to play a crucial role.”

GE Aerospace has been integrated with the Dayton community for more than 100 years. Its first aviation product, the turbosupercharger, was tested and matured at Wright Field, beginning in 1919. Today, approximately 1,400 GE employees work in Dayton-area facilities, including the Beavercreek site, EPISCenter on the University of Dayton campus, and Vandalia.

“The City of Beavercreek is honored that GE Aerospace recognized our city as the home of its newest facility,” Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone said. “GE Aerospace is known for its innovations in aviation, space, defense, and oil and gas. We are glad they decided to stay close with their consolidation efforts and found such a favorable location within the city. GE will be an asset to the Beavercreek community, and we welcome them and all of their employees to our great city.”

Beyond the multi-million dollar investment in the Beavercreek site, GE Aerospace expects to invest more than $335 million in U.S. facilities this year, include $32 million in Ohio facilities. In May, the company also announced it will invest up to $20 million into its Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center (EPISCenter) to build a new test cell for hybrid electric propulsion systems.

More information www.geaerospace.com