Ohio aviation firm to build plant in Alabama
By G-E aviation undecided on site to build Ala plant
Montgomery, AL – - Ohio-based GE Aviation plans to build a
coatings plant for military jet engines in Alabama at a site that
will be determined within three months.
Compamy President David Joyce and Alabama Gov. Bob Riley made
the announcement Wednesday at the Capitol. Joyce said the plant
will employ 300 to 400 people and will open in 2012.
Several officials from Tuscaloosa, Tallapoosa, Lee and Macon
Counties attended the announcement. They said they hoped to land
the plant for their areas.
Joyce said the plant would operate in collaboration with Alabama
universities. Top executives of the University of Alabama, Auburn
University and Tuskegee University were present.
GE Aviation is based in Cincinnati.