NEW YORK, July 27 GE Aviation, a General Electric
Co (GE.N) unit, said it will open a new manufacturing facility in
Mississippi to meet increasing demand.
The facility, which will manufacture components for
aircraft engines, is expected to begin production in 2013 and
create about 250 manufacturing jobs by 2016.
The facility will cost about $56 million, the industrial
conglomerate said in a statement.
GE Chief Executive Jeff Immelt has become a top adviser to
President Barack Obama on job creation and is now adding
manufacturing jobs after having cut them during the recession.
Cincinnati, Ohio-based GE Aviation makes jet engines for
commercial and military aircraft. It also makes integrated
digital, electric power and mechanical systems for aircraft.
In 2011, total engine deliveries for GE Aviation and its
partner companies are expected to reach 3,200 engines.
(Reporting by A. Ananthalakshmi; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)