GE breaks ground on $40 million expansion that will create 100 new jobs

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – GE Healthcare is expanding its Florence County operations by investing $40 million and creating 100 new jobs.

GE Healthcare says they will be expanding  production of MRI components to accommodate several new products in the company’s portfolio. The existing 500,000-square-foot facility in Florence specializes in designing, manufacturing and testing the superconducting magnet components of the system.

The company held a ground breaking Tuesday with several local leaders and Governor Henry McMaster.

“When their deciding to expand or to move South Carolina is always one of the places that their looking at and it seems to me that most of them are coming. So that’s good that’s good for our people when people have good work that they like to do and trained to do and it pays well and that’s when a lot of problems go away,” said Governor Henry McMaster.

Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants should visit the company’s careers page online.