General Electric (GE) has announced the construction of a new state-of-the-art Power & Water advanced manufacturing facility to be built in Greenville, SC. Part of the company’s plans to invest $400 million in this community over the next 10 years, the new Advanced Manufacturing Works operation will be the first of its kind for GE Power & Water. Scheduled to open in 2015, the facility (as shown in the accompanying artist rendering) is expected to create 80 new high-tech jobs. The site will serve as an incubator for innovative advanced manufacturing-process development and rapid prototyping for the Power & Water businesses, including wind turbines, heavy duty gas engines, distributed power gas engines, nuclear power services and water processing.
GE started in Greenville more than 40 years ago with a 340,000 sq. ft. site. Since then, that footprint has grown to encompass over 1.5 million square feet of factory and office operations. The company currently has more than 3000 employees in Greenville and, in the past five years, has invested more than $500 million to bolster critical manufacturing activities on the GE Power & Water campus.