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GE Aviation recently announced it has held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its new advanced composites factory near Asheville in western North Carolina. The new 170,000-sq-ft facility will reportedly be the first in the world to mass produce engine components made of advanced ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials.
The company will reportedly begin hiring at the new CMC components plant in 2014. Within five years, the workforce at the plant is expected to grow to more than 340 people. The existing workforce at GE Aviation’s current machining operation in Asheville will gradually transition to the CMC components plant.
For more information, visit www.geaviation.com.