BEAVERCREEK, OH—GE Aviation has begun construction of a new assembly plant here that will make components for jet engines to power civil and military aircraft.

“This project is setting the stage for the future of this business by allowing us to serve our customers better due to lean productivity and an increase in flexibility as a workforce, that will improve and maintain our competitiveness for the future,” said Kristie West, general manager of GE Aviation.

The 280,000 square foot facility is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2022 and fully operational by the end of 2022. The new facility will optimize manufacturing operations and advanced technology development into one facility, combining operations from seven buildings into one. GE currently has approximately 400 hourly and salaried employees who will be located at the new facility.

GE Aviation’s new facility will focus on new technology development as well as new product introduction. The facility will develop and manufacture gas turbine engine components and mechanical systems for a variety of industries, including aviation, space, defense, and oil and gas.