General Electric manufacturing plant opens in Ala.


AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A 300,000 square-foot General Electric manufacturing plant has celebrated its grand opening in Auburn.

Gov. Robert Bentley and other state and local officials were on hand Monday to celebrate the facility's grant opening. The plant is slated to produce parts for GE jet engines that will power commercial and military aircraft.

The plant is expected to employ 50 people by the end of the year and will eventually employ about 400 people.

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