An aerospace company's expansion will bring 250 jobs to
Milledgeville, Governor Nathan Deal announced Wednesday during a ribbon
Triumph Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft Division will expand its
facility in Milledgeville, a Governor's office news release says.
Its facility will carry out work packages awarded to Vought by the
Boeing Co. in 2009. The facility makes an array of composite parts.
The Milledgeville facility will expand its current
622,000-square-foot building by 60,000 square feet. The growth plans
will continue through 2014.
"Triumph's investment in this site is a powerful vote of confidence
in our community and this facility," said Angie Gheesling, Executive
Director of the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Development Authority.
Gheesling says about 550 people now work at Triumph. She says the expansion will bring high-paying jobs to Baldwin County.
"If there was any employer that we could have picked to do well, we're definitely proud Triumph decided to expand here," says Gheesling.
She says the manufacturing industry in the Baldwin County area has been doing well after experiencing a series of setbacks when major employers like the Rheem company closed.
"All of our manufacturers here are in some kind of expansion mode, so we're actually doing quite well," says Gheesling.
She says Glasrite, a former supplier for the Rheem company, recently landed a large contract and is adding jobs as well.
"They'll actually be back up to the same numbers they were during the Rheem heyday," says Gheesling.
She says Triumph's expansion comes after more than two years worth of planning.
She says they offered the employer tax-incentives and bonds to finance to project.
The Triumph site became part of Vought Aircraft Industries in July 2000 and
in June 2010, Triumph Group, Inc. acquired Vought Aircraft Industries
and renamed it Triumph Aerostructures- Vought Aircraft Division.
To apply for work at the Triumph plant, click here. The company says they won't accept applications in person, and the jobs will open up gradually.