Praxair, GE Aviation opens new jet engine coatings facility in US

Praxair, GE Aviation opens new jet engine coatings facility in US

5:09 AM, 2nd December 2017
Praxair, GE Aviation opens new jet engine coatings facility in US

ELLISVILLE, US: Praxair Inc (PX) and GE Aviation has opened a new facility for their PG Technologies business, which specializes in advanced coatings that enable jet engines to withstand higher temperatures and stresses.

PG Technologies is a joint venture between Praxair Surface Technologies Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Praxair Inc and GE Aviation.

The 300,000 square-foot facility is expected to employ at least 250 people to meet demand for the latest generation of jet engines, including the GE9X and the CFM LEAP. CFM is a 50/50 joint venture between GE Aviation and SAFRAN of France

“We are pleased to open a world-class coatings facility in Ellisville that will house the next generation of coating technologies and applications for the aviation industry. PG Technologies is a direct result of the longstanding and highly successful commercial relationship we have enjoyed with GE for over 20 years and we look forward to driving steady growth in the business while supporting GE Aviation’s needs,” said Steve Angel, chairman and chief executive officer, Praxair.

“We are excited to enter this next phase of our strategic plan. Our new facility in Ellisville will provide exceptional products, technology and service to GE Aviation with PG Technologies’ advanced coating capabilities,” said Derek Hileman, managing director, PG Technologies.

 “The coating technology at this new facility is vital to enabling us to meet the demands of our customers, who expect industry-leading performance from GE Aviation. The engine components delivered from this plant will be in service for decades to come with our more than 400 airline customers all around the world,” said Tony Aiello, vice president and general manager global supply chain, GE Aviation.

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