GE Aviation recently broke ground on its new lean engine component manufacturing facility for both civil and military aviation and aero derivative applications. The facility will be built on 53 acres in the Miami Valley Research Park located at 4230 Research Blvd in Beavercreek, Ohio.
"This project is setting the stage for the future of this business by allowing us to serve our customers better due to lean productivity and an increase in flexibility as a workforce, that will improve and maintain our competitiveness for the future,” said Kristie West, general manager, GE Aviation. “I’m extremely proud of this project and where we are as a team. I couldn’t be more excited for the Dayton team and the community.”
The 280,000 square foot facility is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2022 and fully operational by the end of 2022. The new facility will optimize manufacturing operations and advanced technology development into one facility, combining operations from seven buildings into one. GE currently has approximately 400 hourly and salaried employees who will be located at the new facility.
“The City of Beavercreek is honored that GE Aviation recognized our city as the home of its newest facility,” Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone said. “GE Aviation is known for its innovations in aviation, space, defense, and oil and gas. We are glad they decided to stay close with their consolidation efforts and found such a favorable location within the city, which will also provide for potential future expansion. GE will be an asset to the Beavercreek community, and we welcome them and all of their employees to our great city.”
GE Aviation’s new facility will focus on new technology development as well as new product introduction. The facility will develop and manufacture gas turbine engine components and mechanical systems for a variety of industries, including aviation, space, defense, and oil and gas.
“This state-of-the-art facility will provide GE Aviation exactly what its team needs to take operations and output to the next level,” said Drew Sanders, co-founder and principal at Pure Development. “We’re excited to mark this groundbreaking milestone, and we’re proud of our growing partnership with GE.”
In January 2021, the City of Beavercreek Planning Commission approved a rezoning of the property and approved the site plans in February.