General Electric's decision to consolidate operations in North Carolina and Texas will bring jobs to Mebane, according to an article in the Burlington Times News.
The newspaper reports that the number of new jobs would depend on production needs, current and future orders, citing Randy Jones, GE Energy's Culture and Integration Leader. GE now employs 275 in Mebane.
GE announced in May that it would close its plant in Salisbury, where 112 people make low-voltage lighting panels. Another plant in Houston that employs 24 people will also be consolidated into the Mebane facility.
GE has seven facilities in North Carolina, including a facility in Durham where it makes jet engines.
The earliest the new workers would arrive in Mebane would next spring, the paper reports. Read the entire story here.