January 4, 2013
GE Aviation forms joint venture with SeaCast Operation for jet engine components
GE Aviation and SeaCast, Inc. have established a 50/50 joint venture, Montana Precision Products, to produce jet engine components at SeaCast’s facility in Butte, Montana. SeaCast, which has its headquarters in Marysville, Washington, produces castings and specialty components. The joint venture in Butte will produce tubes, ducts and small structural castings for GE jet engines. The joint venture will enhance GE Aviation’s global supply chain as its engine production rates continue to rise. SeaCast’s Butte operation has supplied GE Aviation for several years, producing tubes and ducts for such engines as the popular GE90 and GEnx high-thrust models for large commercial jetliners. Both GE Aviation and SeaCast will invest in the Butte facility in order to handle higher volume. The Butte operation currently has about 70 employees, and is expected to grow over the next four years.