GE to build advanced manufacturing centre in Pennsylvania
By Alyssa Dalton
Nov. 15, 2014 – GE has announced plans to build a new advanced manufacturing facility which it says will improve capabilities and usage of additive manufacturing across the company, while advancing materials sciences and inspection technologies.
Located in Findlay Township, Penn., the centre reflects GE’s belief that the intersection of technology and manufacturing — marrying hardware with software — is bringing a new era of manufacturing, it said.
“Advanced manufacturing is driving a profound change in industry and at GE. It is how we will compete and win in the future. We can more efficiently invent and build products for our customers, while driving better margins for our investors. This new facility is crucial for bringing advanced manufacturing technology to all our businesses,” said Dan Heintzelman, GE vice chair.
Budgeted for $32 million USD, the centre will create at least 50 engineering jobs in mechanical, electrical, systems and software engineering. Construction is expected to be completed by September 2015.