GE to bring 1,200 jobs, manufacturing tech center to Van Buren Township
General Electric Co. plans to open a manufacturing technology center and eventually employ about 1,200 workers in Van Buren Township, it announced today.
Expected to open later this year, the Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center will include a GE research and development facility with scientists and engineers.
They will develop manufacturing technologies for GE's renewable energy, aircraft engine, gas turbine and other products. They will also will develop software, networking and other services.
It is planned to open in the Visteon Village corporate park in the township located in the western portion of Wayne County bordering Washtenaw County.
Hiring is expected to begin later this year.
GE, which is based in Fairfield, Conn., says it will build a 100,000-square-foot facility to house the manufacturing center. The state of Michigan is providing $74 million in incentives over the next 12 years to support the center, which is expected to yield $146 million in income taxes and other revenue over the same period, Gov. Jennifer Granholm said.
Not five minutes ago I just talked to somebody who works for General Electric and is in *tech*....
They told me that the company has no business need whatsoever for the new *tech center* in that economic wasteland known as Michigan; that it makes no sense at all to funnel work out there; and that this was announced to their department in such a ridiculous queer manner so as to leave everyone dumbfounded.
They said this was clearly a 100% politically-motivated, publicity-driven decision.
So there you have it; this is how far we've fallen....
America's biggest, and once best, companies are, like almost everyone else, officially *wards of the state*.
GE is so bankrupt, and so dependent on Big Government largess now that not only are they willing to bend over for their upcoming bailout(s)....
....they'll gladly don a flimsy little skirt for THE MAN - as per his fancy!