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GE Aviation kicks off work on unique materials factories in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – GE Aviation executives joined Governor Robert Bentley today to formal launch a $200 million project to build two factories in Alabama that are critical to the company’s plans to produce revolutionary ultra-lightweight parts for jet engines.

Leading state and local officials also attended a groundbreaking ceremony in Huntsville for the project, which was announced last October. Once the factories are fully operational later this decade, they are expected to employ up to 300 people.

GE Aviation said the Alabama plants are scheduled to be completed by the first half of 2018, with production beginning later that year. The company expects to begin hiring its hourly workforce in coming months.

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