GE Aviation held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new expansion at its facility in Hooksett, N.H. GE Aviation began building a 55,000 ft² expansion to increase capacity driven by a record backlog in its commercial engines business. This will represent a nearly US$50m investment in Hooksett over the next decade. GE has a significant presence in New Hampshire, employing more than 1,100 across the state. GE Aviation employs 740 at its Hooksett facility, where employees manufacture rotating parts for military and commercial jet engines. While the expansion for Hooksett will not result immediately in adding additional employees, it will contribute significantly to maintaining stable employment levels at the plant for many years to come.