Gulfstream to expand facilities at Appleton Airport and create 200 new jobs
GREENVILLE – Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recruits more than 200 people as it again expands its Appleton-area plant.
Gulfstream on Thursday announced a $55 million investment in its facilities at Appleton International Airport in Greenville. The company is building a “world-class aircraft painting facility” in Greenville, according to a press release.
The 73,000 square foot aircraft painting facility will begin operations in the third quarter of 2023, according to the release. It will make it possible to paint up to 48 planes per year. With the completion of the facility, Gulfstream will be able to perform the entire aircraft completion process in Greenville.
The investment aims to meet customer demand and fleet growth, according to Gulfstream.
“The investment in our Appleton plant is a key part of our overall strategy to provide our customers with industry-leading finishes and support around the world,” said Gulfstream President Mark Burns.
Gulfstream has announced that it will hold a job fair from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 9 at the Greenville facility at N687 Discovery Drive.
The aircraft paint facility is the latest in a series of projects for Gulfstream in Greenville. In December, the company completed a $7 million renovation and expansion of a hangar where crews are finishing building new planes. The expansion was expected to create approximately 200 jobs. Gulfstream also added 200 jobs when it expanded facility completion operations last February. Gulfstream’s Greenville plant opened in 2019.
Gulfstream said it was hiring for positions such as avionics engineers, mechanics and technicians.
“We are in a period of rapid growth and are currently recruiting for a wide range of roles,” said Gulfstream Vice President of Completions, LD Buerger. “We are excited about this expansion and the opportunity to recruit and hire new talent to join the Gulfstream team at our Appleton plant.”
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