PG Technologies Continues to Exponentially Grow its Workforce

PG Technologies Continues to Exponentially Grow its Workforce

November 01, 2018

DANBURY, Conn., November 1, 2018 – PG Technologies, LLC, a Praxair Surface Technologies and GE Aviation joint venture, will soon exceed initial workforce projections in Ellisville, Mississippi – the recently relocated headquarters of PG Technologies.

PG Technologies Ellisville started production on October 1, 2017, with 60 employees. One year later, they are a strong team of 165, expected to reach 245 by the end of 2018.

“The aviation industry continues to grow, thus increasing our customers’ demands,” said Managing Director, PGT Derek Hileman. “Finding and hiring talented individuals will be critical to our success in meeting those demands.”

“The entire region is elated that PGT chose to bring these employment opportunities and new technology into an area that prides itself on being a major manufacturing hub in Mississippi,” said Ross Tucker, President of the Economic Development Authority of Jones County. “Their entire process will change the lives of many employees and also introduce them to a career in the aviation industry that can stand the test of time.”

PG Technologies specializes in high-technology coatings that enable aerospace components to withstand higher temperatures and stresses in jet engines.

About PG Technologies, LLC

PG Technologies, LLC focuses on the development, support and application of specialized coatings tailored for GE Aviation’s current and future engine platforms. PG Technologies is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, with other coating operations in Ellisville, Mississippi, and the Republic of Singapore.

About Praxair Surface Technologies

Praxair Surface Technologies, with 2017 sales of $617 million, offers a comprehensive array of high-performance coatings, materials, and technologies to the aviation, energy and other industries. By continuously advancing coatings technologies, Praxair Surface Technologies helps customers improve environmental performance, decrease energy consumption, extend component life, improve productivity, minimize downtime, reduce operating costs and produce high-quality products. Additional information about Praxair Surface Technologies is available at www.praxairsurfacetechnologies.com.

About GE Aviation

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation is part of the world's Digital Industrial Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. For more information, visit us at www.ge.com/aviation. Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/GEAviation and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation.

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc. is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. With market capitalization of approximately $40 billion and 2017 sales of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has been named to the Dow Jones® World Sustainability Index for 16 consecutive years. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Our products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website at www.praxair.com.

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