GE Aviation Plant Opens in Ellisville

Ellisville, Miss.

Officials from GE Aviation and state and local leaders gathered celebrated the grand opening of the company’s new 344,000-square-foot composites manufacturing facility in Ellisville, Miss., Tuesday.

The company says GE Ellisville Composites is a $56 million investment that will create 250 new jobs.

GE Aviation says it chose to create the Ellisville operation to meet an increase in global demand.

"GE Aviation’s growing partnership with the state of Mississippi is creating long-term economic growth," said David Joyce, president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation. "We couldn’t be happier with our Batesville operation, and we look forward to the growth of our new Ellisville operation."

The company says employees at the Ellisville facility will be engaged in the production of advanced composite components for aircraft engines and systems.

Individuals interested in applying for a position with GE Aviation in Ellisville may do so in person at the WIN Job Center, 2139 Highway 15 North, Suite D in Laurel, Miss., or apply online. A link is provided below.

The company plans to employ 30 workers at the facility by the end of 2013.