(By Balaseshan) Aircraft parts maker Goodrich Corp. (NYSE:GR) said it has opened its expanded high tech manufacturing facility in Burnsville, Minnesota.
The facility is part of Goodrich's Sensors and Integrated Systems business which employs about 4,200 people worldwide in high tech disciplines including engineering, manufacturing, and administrative functions. The Burnsville-based business has more than 1,600 employees in Minnesota – about 1,275 in Burnsville, and 335 in Eagan.
The micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) manufacturing facility will produce miniature silicon wafer sensors, about the size of a fingertip, which are used across the company's commercial and military aerospace sensor-based products and systems.
In addition to the new MEMS facility, Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems president Tom Mepham pointed out the high tech icing wind tunnel on the campus, which began operations earlier this year. The wind tunnel is one of the most advanced aerospace icing wind tunnels in the world.
GR closed Friday's regular session up 0.02% at $127.18. The stock has been trading between $80.07 and $127.25 for the past 52 weeks.