GE Power opens manufacturing facility that includes additive manufacturing

GE Power (Greenville, SC) has opened a new Advanced Manufacturing Works (AMW) facility in Greenville, falling on the heels of the company's grand opening of its first additive manufacturing center in Pittsburgh, PA in early April 2016.

GE has invested $73 million in the facility to date and will invest another $327 million across the GE Power Greenville campus over the next several years to drive innovation and the faster development of best-in-class technologies that deliver more value for customers across the globe. At least 80 engineering and manufacturing jobs are being created with the facility’s opening.

GE Power president and CEO Steve Bolze was joined by South Carolina elected leaders for the grand opening of the 125,000-sq-ft. facility at GE’s Greenville manufacturing campus. The facility broke ground in mid-2014.

The AMW is GE Power's first advanced manufacturing facility, and will serve as an incubator for the development of advanced manufacturing processes and rapid prototyping of new parts for GE’s energy businesses—Power, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, and Energy Connections. These processes include additive manufacturing (3D printing) and automation to advanced software platforms and robotics.

GE started in Greenville more than 40 years ago with a 340,000-sq-ft. site. With the latest addition of the AMW, the site has grown close to 1.7 million sq. ft. of factories, offices, and laboratories focused on manufacturing advanced products for customers worldwide. GE has more than 3200 employees in Greenville and has invested more than $500 million in the last five years to bolster critical manufacturing activities housed on the campus. The company has established valuable relationships with local community schools, universities and technical programs to develop new technologies and create a system to support those who are passionate about growing with the industry.

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