New Manufacturing Campus Launches in South Carolina

GE Aviation and Turbocoating Corp.'s project marks $15 million in new capital investment for Spartanburg County.
David Joyce, Vice Chairman, President & CEO with GE Aviation

David Joyce, Vice Chairman, President & CEO with GE Aviation

Spartanburg, S.C.—Advanced Ceramic Coatings (ACC), a 50-50 joint venture between GE Aviation and Turbocoating Corp., has announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Duncan, S.C. The project represents $15 million in new capital investment and will create 50 jobs in Spartanburg County.

Located at 1191 Howell Road, within Hillside Enterprise Park, the 62,500-square-foot facility is expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2017, thus allowing the company to produce advanced coatings for GE’s high-temperature CMC components in jet engines.

“Duncan and Spartanburg County offered the right mix of skilled employees and resources to help ACC expand its production capabilities over the next few years. GE and Turbocoating will invest more than $15 million in equipment and the new facility and will employ around 50 people by 2022,” ACC General Manager Scott Hayes said in a prepared statement.

“The Economic Futures Group, along with key public/private allies like the S.C. Department of Commerce, Spartanburg County Council and private developers, helped secure this operation, and Spartanburg County Council will benefit from this investment now and in the future,” said David Britt, chairman of Spartanburg County Council’s Economic Development Committee & board nember of the Economic Futures Group, in prepared remarks.

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