Solvay expands with new Texas-based aerospace composites manufacturing facility
Solvay (Alpharetta, GA, US) celebrated on July 25 this year the groundbreaking of its Greenville, TX, US, manufacturing footprint expansion that increases the site’s resin mixing capacity to meet the growing needs of Solvay’s customers in the commercial and military aerospace composite sectors.
“Greenville, TX, is a strategic site for Solvay, where, in recent years, we have invested several million dollars in capacity and modernization, resulting in a double-digit employment growth.” says Tracy Price, executive VP, global operations, Solvay Composite Materials. “This new expansion will enable us to further meet growing customer demand for Solvay’s market leading out-of-autoclave technologies.”
Solvay’s Greenville, TX site currently has more than 300 full-time employees, and recruiting efforts are ongoing. Local officials joined the site and project management team for the ceremony.
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