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GKN Aerospace launches Alabama engineering design center

TALLASSEE, Alabama – GKN Aerospace’s Alabama leadership joined state and local officials today to officially break ground on an addition to the company’s Tallassee facility that will house an engineering design center.

U.K.-based GKN Aerospace announced the Alabama engineering design center at the Farnborough International Airshow in July. Today’s event signified the beginning of construction work on a permanent, 10,800-square-foot base for the center, where design and analysis engineers initially will focus on composite technologies for rotorcraft.

“The new composites design engineering center in Alabama will enable our global company to expand the high level of design/development engineering support we provide to customers,” said Jeff Barger, vice president and general manager of the GKN Aerospace Advanced Composite Structures (ACS) facility.

“In addition, this project will significantly increase the number of highly skilled engineering personnel based at the growing facility in Tallassee.”

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