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Fabrication in China

 - December 14, 2006, 8:31 AM

Phase two manufacturing of sheet metal airframe fabrications and composite materials for the civil market has started at the Smiths Aerospace structures facility at Suzhou in China’s Jiangsu province, about 80 miles west of Shanghai. The first phase of the facility, opened last year, manufactures precision-machined aircraft engine components. The current workforce of around 100 at the 134,000-sq-ft facility is due to double with the start of full production next year.