GE Power & Water Breaks Ground
US$400 million investment to drive technology development, create more than 80 high-tech jobs
GE has begun construction of a Power & Water advanced manufacturing facility to be built in Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A. The company said it plans to invest US$400 million over the next ten years in Greenville, and the facility is expected to open in 2015 and create more than 80 jobs.
The company said the facility will serve as an incubator for innovative advanced manufacturing process development and rapid prototyping for the Power & Water businesses, including wind turbines, heavy duty gas engines, distributed power gas engines, nuclear power services and water processing. By developing new techniques and production processes at the new facility, GE said it will be able to design, test, iterate and bring its products to market more quickly.
Over the last 40 years, the Greenville site has grown into more than 139 354 m2 of factory and offices, employing over 3000 employees, the company said.