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GE Aviation expands, hires at Del. plant

Aviation plant adds ceramics lab

GE Aviation expands, hires at Del. plant

(Photo from GE Aviation´s Facebook page)
(Photo from GE Aviation's Facebook page)

General Electric Corp.'s GE Aviation jet engine maker plans to invest $27 million in its Newark, Delaware facility, adding a ceramic-matrix composites lab and at least 50 additional fulltime jobs, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell said in a statement.

The 110,000 sq ft plant current employs around 100.  Delaware promised GE $1.1 milion in hiring and capital spending grant to encourage its expansion.

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