Rolls-Royce Plans Second Manufacturing Facility in Virginia
The governorâ€™s press release said the company is expected to break ground in Prince George County on a 90,000 square-foot factory late this year to make parts for Boeing and Airbus jets.Â The building will be adjacent to the under-construction, 180,000-square-foot disc manufacturing plant. That factory, a $170 million investment, will add 150 jobs to the region.
Rolls-RoyceÂ announced in 2007 that its Virginia complex could bring 500 jobs to the area. This is the second phase of the development.Â Rolls-RoyceÂ should complete construction by 2013 and have the factory operating in 2014, according to a release.
The companyâ€™s CEO James Guyette said Rolls Royce is looking to build even more at the site.
â€śOur vision for Crosspointe is to create a hub of advanced manufacturing innovation,â€ť he said in the release, adding the company wanted to work with universities, government and businesses to create jobs.