Indianapolis, IN (May 23, 2015)—GE Aviation has selected Indianapolis-based Pure Development to purchase, renovate and expand its facility located on GE’s Hooksett, NH, campus. These efforts will significantly increase manufacturing output and technological capacity for key components of its next-generation LEAP engines.
Chris Seger and Drew Sanders of Pure Development joined GE Aviation leaders and New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan at a groundbreaking event in Hooksett on May 7. The expansion project, including equipment, represents a $50 million investment and will modernize and grow GE Aviation’s existing Hooksett facility, where more than 700 employees have been manufacturing rotating parts for its military and commercial jet engines since the 1970s. Pure will complete this fast-track project by the end of 2015.
“Once again, we are honored to partner with GE Aviation in helping them expand their capabilities and meet increased demand,” said Drew Sanders, principal at Pure Development. “By being truly client-focused and results-driven, we provide customized service and solutions, and we are excited to work with the great team at GE Aviation on yet another important project as it positions itself for long-term success and growth.”
This is the fourth large-scale project the Pure Development Team has partnered with GE Aviation on, including two plants in Mississippi and the current construction of a new $100 million LEAP assembly plant in Lafayette, IN, scheduled to come online this fall.
More than 70 percent of vendors, subcontractors and resources Pure Development uses in the expansion project will be New Hampshire-based.
“Our partnership with Pure Development is a strong one, and we cannot think of a better choice for this significant expansion, especially given its aggressive timeline,” said Doug Folsom, Executive Plant Leader of the Hooksett facility. “The team at Pure knows us well, and their tailored, highly focused approach offers us tremendous value and confidence.”