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GE Expanding Inspection Technologies Headquarters

Posted on October 11, 2011

GE said it is investing more than US$10 million to expand its Inspection Technologies headquarters site in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Key features of the expansion project include a new global customer applications center as well as a nondestructive testing (NDT) academy for GE employees and customers.

GE’s current 7620 m² facility employs more than 230 people in the production of NDT inspection tools used by companies in the oil and gas, power generation, metals manufacturing, automotive and aerospace sectors. GE’s 4830 m² expansion project will increase the facility’s floor space by more than 63%, GE said, adding that the project is scheduled to be completed in 2012.

The expansion will enable GE to continue developing and manufacturing a wide range of remote visual inspection, ultrasonic, electromagnetic, advanced radiography and computed tomography systems, as well as data management software. These NDT systems are used to help extend the life of industrial assets in several sectors, GE said.

Upon completion, GE’s customer applications center will work with GE customers to tackle inspection challenges. Currently GE hosts more than 200 customer visits a year at the site, the company said. The NDT academy will be used to train GE employees and customers on the company’s latest NDT tools. The training academy also will offer partnership opportunities for local colleges and universities.

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