January 3, 2013 - 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,
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