GKN Begins Orangeburg Plant Modifications

GKN Aerospace has confirmed it has begun making alterations to its second Orangeburg County in preparation for its work on manufacturing inlet lip skins for the 737 MAX and 777X aircraft.

GKN Aerospace has confirmed it has begun making alterations to its second Orangeburg County in preparation for its work on manufacturing inlet lip skins for the 737 MAX and 777X aircraft.

As part of a $20m investment, GKN said it is raising the roof of its plant to about 56 feet and digging pits about 20 feet deep to accommodate the manufacture of lip skins, which house an aircraft’s engine.

Production of the lip skins at the plant is scheduled to begin towards the end of 2016.

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