ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant will join GE Aviation President/CEO David Joyce on Tuesday for the grand opening of the company's new 340,000-square-foot aviation components factory in Ellisville, Miss.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, both R-Miss., also are scheduled to attend the 11 a.m. ceremony in the Howard Technology Park.
The company, a unit of General Electric Co., expects to hire 250 workers within five years to make composite parts for aircraft engines and systems.
General Electric says it's investing $56 million in the plant to meet growing aerospace demand. The state is providing $8 million in incentives. Connecticut-based GE expanded the plant from 300,000 square feet to 340,000 square feet before construction started in 2012.
The company has run a 450-employee composite plant in Batesville since 2008.
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