GE Power & Water’s Air Filtration moves to Overland Park, Kansas
Area Development Online News Desk (06/24/2013)
GE Power & Water’s Air Filtration business plans invest $8.5 million to locate its headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas, creating 170 positions jobs.
GE Power & Water’s Air Filtration business helps customers achieve air quality and plant performance goals with products and solutions for gas turbine inlet filtration and industrial filtration. The filtration portfolio supports GE’s growing focus on the use of natural gas for power generation. BHA Group Inc. is part of the Air Filtration business that employs 750 employees worldwide. The BHA Group Inc. business has been headquartered in the Kansas City area for over 30 years.
“The Gas Turbine Inlet Filtration side of our Air Filtration business saw significant growth over the last 12 months as reflected in our manufacturing locations in Slater, Mo.,” said Keith White, general manager, GE Power & Water, Air Filtration. GE Air Filtration’s new location in Overland Park is designed to better serve the evolving requirements of the company’s headquarters workforce.
“I am excited to welcome GE Power & Water’s Air Filtration business to Kansas,” said Gov. Sam Brownback. “GE’s investment will help create good jobs in the state and will greatly benefit our economy, our business environment and Kansas workers.”
“We are pleased that GE Air Filtration has decided to locate on the Sprint Campus in Overland Park, bringing with it exceptional expertise in the energy field, which we all know is experiencing increasing demand,” said Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach. “The campus is an ideal location for the business and its headquarters’ workforce.”