Gov. Pat McCrory announced that GE Aviation, a global leader in jet engine and aircraft system production, will be expanding its manufacturing operations at four facilities in the state. The project will create 242 new jobs and bring a capital investment of $195 million over the next five years.
“Part of our state’s economic recovery not only relies on creating new jobs here, but also on retaining great companies like GE,” McCrory said. “We’re serious about building on existing industries in North Carolina, and this project is a perfect example of our commitment.”
GE Aviation will produce engine components made of advanced ceramic matrix composite materials at a new facility located next to the existing GE Aviation machining plant in Asheville, creating 50 jobs. The project also will increase employment and investment in Durham (50 jobs), West Jefferson (105 jobs) and Wilmington (35 jobs).
Compensation for the new positions will vary by job function, but average annual wage will be $47,942 plus benefits. The company currently employs more than 1,300 people at the four sites.