Gulfstream Aerospace, which experienced a 12-percent increase in aircraft production last year compared with 2004 and expects that growth to continue, revealed plans yesterday for a $300 million expansion of manufacturing and service facilities at its Savannah, Ga. headquarters. This project, to unfold over the next seven years, includes a new 570,000-sq-ft service center–more than twice the size of the existing center. The existing service center will be converted into a manufacturing facility, and a new 222,000-sq-ft manufacturing building will also be constructed. Additionally, Gulfstream will build two 42,600-sq-ft paint hangars. Gulfstream’s main administrative building will be renovated to include a new sales and design center. To ensure a growing pool of potential employees to fill the some 1,100 jobs expected to be created by this expansion, Gulfstream will participate in new job-training programs. In addition to the State of Georgia’s Quick Start program, the company will work with Savannah Technical College on programs specially tailored for its employment needs.
Major Facility Expansion Planned by Gulfstream
- January 8, 2007, 11:03 AM