Leahy: Rutland's General Electric gains $8 million navy contractJanuary 03,2013GE Aviation in Rutland was awarded an $8 million contract to build engines for the Navy’s EA-18G aircraft, the office of Sen. Patrick Leahy announced Thursday.
The total contract of $67 million is being divided among several GE plants. Rutland’s share is 12 percent of the total award.
The Rutland plant has added 200 jobs over the last three years, bringing total employment at the two plants to 1,100.
“The continued success of GE Rutland is a sign of the superior quality of the work done at the Vermont plant. Each new contract awarded to the Rutland facility is a reminder of the economic value of GE to our state and of the trust our armed forces place in their products. There is no greater vote of confidence for a plant such as GE Rutland than to be awarded multiple contracts and the continued opportunity to serve those who protect us all,” Leahy said.
“Our nearly 1,100 employees at Rutland take great pride in manufacturing airfoils for the F414, a workhorse engine for the U.S. Navy,” said Dante DiBattista, Plant Leader for GE Aviation's Rutland facility.MORE IN This Just In
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