Evendale-based GE Aviation has received a state award that is expected to help the company create more than 50 jobs at a new $11 million research and development center in West Chester.
Through a partnership with GE and the FirstBuild factory, WaterStep hopes to engage student innovators at U of L.
Construction is underway on GE’s 225,000-square-foot jet engine manufacturing plant near U.S. 52 in Lafayette as GE and Ivy Tech invited suppliers and vendors to be part of the conversation.
In early 2012 GE snagged three floors in one of New Orleans’ newest office towers, along with access to a $5 million state training program.
The new facility is part of a pilot project from GE concerning solid oxide fuel cells. These are stationary fuel cells that have been used as industrial energy systems for several years now.