WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- During a rare visit to New Hanover County, Rep. Walter Jones (R-3rd District) checked out the GE Aviation plant in Wilmington to see how successful the plant's recent investment has been.
This past year GE Aviation invested $14 million in new equipment and added 15 more jobs to the industry.
Plant Leader Jason Swinny says this expansion is proof that Wilmington can remain competitive economically.
"These expansions are important, because they keep us competitive, give Wilmington, NC, jobs and it helps us build GE Aviation's brand within the state and within this community," Swinny said.
Swinny says it is important any time they get the opportunity to show elected officials what they do with the technology that is involved in their success.