A Medical Device Daily

Senior leaders from GE Healthcare (Waukesha, Wisconsin) and GE Global Research (North Greenbush, New York) are joining state and local leaders as well as officials from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI; Troy. New York) for the grand opening of GE Healthcare's new digital mammography production facility at the Rensselaer Technology Park.

The new 230,000-square-foot facility will add 150 manufacturing jobs in Rensselaer County with an annual payroll of $10 million. Investment in the facility totals more than $165 million, including a capital grant of $10 million from New York State.

With a focus on "clean technologies," the building has achieved USGBC LEED Gold Certification, making it one of only two semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the U.S. to achieve this status.

GE Global Research has been the cornerstone of the company's innovation for more than 100 years, driving new technology breakthroughs that have fueled growth for the company's businesses. While other GE businesses have a long history in New York, this will be the first expansion of high-tech medical equipment manufacturing by GE Healthcare operation into New York State.

"This a wonderful example of how a long-term commitment to technology can spur the growth of our manufacturing base and create new, high-tech jobs," said Mark Little, senior VP and director, GE Global Research. "We spent 15 years developing GE's revolutionary digital X-ray technology at our Global Research Center in Niskayuna. Today, we celebrate the opening of a new production facility that will manufacture and transfer this innovative technology to all corners of the world."