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Rolls-Royce to expand manufacturing operations in Prince George

Virginia Business Magazine

Rolls-Royce plans to build a second manufacturing plant in Prince George County, creating 140 new jobs.

The power systems company said today it will begin construction on a $136 million Advanced Airfoil Machining Facility at its 1,000-acre Crosspointe campus in Prince George.

The 90,000-square-foot plant, which would produce turbine blades and nozzle guide vanes for Rolls-Royce engines, will be located alongside its jet engine disc manufacturing facility, which opened in May 2011.

The Crosspointe campus also includes the recently opened 60,000-square-foot Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, a collaborative research facility focused on advanced manufacturing research and technology. Its members include three Virginia universities and a growing number of manufacturers. more

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