Goodrich Breaks Ground on a New Purpose-Built Facility in Rzeszow, PolandBy Goodrich Corporation Gr - Actuation And Landing Systems, PRNE
Monday, November 1, 2010
Building on the success of its Landing Gear facility in Krosno, Goodrich begins work on its second facility in Poland's Aviation Valley
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, November 2, 2010 - Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has commenced site preparation activities
at a new 13-acre site in Rzeszow, Poland. The site was acquired in 2008 and
is conveniently located adjacent to Rzeszow's international airport in the
heart of Poland's Aviation Valley.
Goodrich is constructing a new manufacturing facility at the site which
initially will support its Landing Gear business and potentially other
Goodrich businesses in the future. Representing an investment of more than
US$50 million, the facility will employ approximately 250 people. Production
work is expected to start in the second quarter of 2012.
The new facility will be Goodrich's second in Poland. Its existing
facility in Krosno manufactures and assembles landing gear parts for many
commercial and military customers including Airbus, Boeing, Gulfstream and
Lockheed Martin. Established as a joint venture nearly 15 years ago, the
Krosno facility became wholly owned by Goodrich in 2001 and now employs over
Jack Carmola, Segment President for Actuation and Landing Systems at
Goodrich, said, "Goodrich's new facility in Rzeszow will almost double the
size of Goodrich's footprint in Poland. This very significant investment is
made in recognition of the hard work and dedication of the workforce in our
existing Landing Gear facility in Krosno, and of the success of that
Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of
systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets.
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industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide
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