GE Aviation poised to announce major Indiana plant

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GE Aviation has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday morning in West Lafayette to announce its first production facility in Indiana.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. said that Gov. Mike Pence and GE Aviation CEO David Joyce will be on hand for the announcement at the Purdue University Airport.

Evendale, Ohio-based GE Aviation, the world's largest jet engine maker, is a unit of the Connecticut-based General Electric Co.

An IEDC press release said officials would make a “major Hoosier jobs announcement” at the press conference. Details on the new plant, and how many people it will employ, were not immediately available.

GE Aviation employs more than 40,000 people and recorded 2013 revenue of $21.9 billion. It is one of three companies that dominate jet-engine manufacturing globally. The others are Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney and London-based Rolls-Royce, which employs more than 4,000 people in Indianapolis.


  • employment
    I was looking for an avenue to post a resume.wondering when this will be available
  • Italiano
    When will you learn that corporations don't pay taxes; they merely collect them. The employees they hire will pay local and state income taxes on the money they earn, and they will spend most of their take home pay in the community, while hopefully saving and investing the rest.
  • Employment
    When and where do we apply for jobs at this new facility?
  • change
    the world will change ... some people resist the change ... the world changes anyway ...
  • Ca-Ching
    One wonders how many millions the taxpayer will have to pay? GE made a profit of over 13 BILLION last year. However I bet they will need taxpayer "help" to finance this boondoggle.
  • GE plant
    New plant in Indiana

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