The governor’s press release said the final plans were still being reviewed, but if everything is in order, the company will break ground in Prince George County on a 90,000 square-foot factory late this year to make parts for Boeing and Airbus jets.
The building will be adjacent to the under-construction, 180,000-square-foot disc manufacturing plant. That factory, a $170 million investment, will add 150 jobs to the region.
Rolls-Royce announced in 2007 that its Virginia complex could bring 500 jobs to the area. This is the second phase of the development.
Rolls-Royce did not say how much the new factory would cost, saying only that it was a “major investment.” Calls to Rolls-Royce and the governor’s office were not returned by press time.
Rolls-Royce should complete construction by 2013 and have the factory operating in 2014, according to a release.
The company’s CEO James Guyette said Rolls Royce is looking to build even more at the site.
“Our vision for Crosspointe is to create a hub of advanced manufacturing innovation,” he said in the release, adding the company wanted to work with universities, government and businesses to create jobs.