GE Opens $165 Million N.Y. Factory

NORTH GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) -- GE Healthcare has opened a new $165 million factory to build state-of-the-art digital mammography machines in upstate New York.

Company officials joined state and local leaders for an opening ceremony Friday at the 230,000 square-foot plant at the Rensselaer Technology Park just outside Albany.

They say the new facility will bring 150 high-paying manufacturing jobs to the area. This is GE Healthcare's first expansion of high-tech medical equipment manufacturing in New York. The digital X-ray technology used in mammography was developed at GE Global Research in nearby Niskayuna.

General Electric Co. is based in Fairfield, Conn.

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