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GE Aviation expands manufacturing operations in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Wilmington is one of four facilities in North Carolina that will be part of a manufacturing operations expansion project for GE Aviation.

Governor Pat McCrory and NC Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced Tuesday the expansion project will create 242 new jobs across the state and bring a capital investment of $195 million over the next five years.

Compensation for the new positions will vary by job function, but average annual wage will be $47,942 plus benefits. The average annual wages for the new positions are above the average annual county wage in all four counties.

"Part of our state's economic recovery not only relies on creating new jobs here, but also on retaining great companies like GE," said McCrory. "We're serious about building on existing industries in North Carolina and this project is a perfect example of our commitment."

According to a news release, GE currently employs more than 1,300 people at its four NC sites.

GE Aviation is a global leader in jet engine and aircraft system production. The manufacturing operations will expand to Asheville, Durham, West Jefferson and Wilmington.

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