New GE Facility to Bring Jobs to Wilmington Area

MAY 16, 2006 -- The construction of a new reactor technology center at the General Electric headquarters in Castle Hayne is bringing more jobs to the area.

GE's energy nuclear business broke ground on Tuesday. They're building a two-story, 40,000 square foot facility.

The building is part of a $77-million expansion at the site. GE officials say the project will bring in almost 200 jobs from within GE as well as hiring college graduates.

Wilmington's mayor says the growth of the nuclear industry is reaping economic rewards for the community.

The reactor technology center is expected to be complete by November.

Reported by Joe Keiley