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GE Aviation, a world-wide leading provider of jet engines, components, and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft, has found West Chester Township an attractive place to innovate and do business and continues to invest in the community.


In 2008, GE Aviation, in conjunction with Duke Realty, began construction on a four-building Class A office complex totaling more than 800,000 square feet. The development, known as North Pointe at Union Centre, is home to approximately 1,400 GE Aviation and CFM Aerospace employees.


In 2014, GE Aviation Additive Technology consolidated multiple sites throughout the region and created a new state-of-the-art 150,000 square-foot research and development center at 9701 Windisch Road in West Chester Township. 


At this center, GE Aviation Additive Technology conducts cutting-edge research into advanced manufacturing 3D technologies. The research and development center was an $11 million project and brought approximately 130 new manufacturing jobs to West Chester.  


In September 2019, GE Additive, a division of GE Aviation, which pioneers additive technology, sometimes known as 3D Printing, leased a 171,537 square-foot facility at 8556 Trade Center Drive in the West Chester Trade Center off Union Centre Boulevard. 


The new location - with room for up to 200 GE Additive team members - will bring together teams currently located in three locations in the area under one roof. Technology and engineering teams, GE Additive AddWorks consultants, as well as commercial operations and functional teams, will all be based at the dynamic site. 


Founded in late 2016, GE Additive is a world leader in additive technology, additive manufacturing and design consultancy. In addition to deep experience in the aerospace and defense sector, the company is also supporting customers from most industries, such as the automotive and the medical devices sectors, on their additive journeys.

GE Additive also recently signed a five-year cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) partnership agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a leader in additive manufacturing.

The two partners will improve energy and material efficiency, utilize domestic energy resources, support production of clean energy and benefit the nation’s economy.

The agreement focuses on processes, materials and software to drive broader adoption of additive manufacturing technology.

GE Aviation’s Additive Technology Center on Windisch Road will also remain open for business.


West Chester Township is honored to have been chosen as home to two such progressive operations as these.


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