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Rolls-Royce to add 100 new jobs by end of the year

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Rolls-Royce Crosspointe in Prince George County celebrated a production milestone Thursday, and said it would add 100 new jobs by the end of the year.

During a ceremony attended by company executives and elected representatives, Rolls-Royce commemorated the production of the 10,000th rotative disc at its facility where the company makes precision-engineered engine components for some of the most advanced aircraft in the world.

Crosspointe will begin making components for a new engine family announced this week for business aviation, the Pearl, which will power the new Bombardier Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft.

At the beginning of 2018, the company had a workforce of nearly 300 people, with a goal to add 100 new jobs by the end of 2018. The company said it is recruiting to fill these positions from candidates throughout the region.

“There is a significant demand for our products, and we are adding a lot more capacity. We are actively recruiting people to join the Crosspointe team,” Lorin Sodell, manufacturing executive, Rolls-Royce Crosspointe, said in a statement.  “Our employees enjoy competitive pay, an enhanced benefits package and a very strong team environment.” 

The company began manufacturing the rotative discs in Prince George County in 2011.  A second production factory, the Advanced Airfoil Machining Facility, began producing turbine blades in 2014. The facility is located on more than 1,000 acres, about 30 miles south of Richmond and is the first Rolls-Royce manufacturing facility built from the ground up in the U.S.

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