Curtiss-Wright expects to finish moving the manufacturing operations of its Steam & Air Solutions (SAS) naval business unit to a new, 144,000 sq ft facility at the Charleston Trade Center in Summerville, South Carolina, by the end of March, according to the US industrial conglomerate.
SAS, which is part of the Dresser-Rand Government Business (DRG) within Curtiss-Wright's Power Segment, designs and builds high-speed rotating equipment, including main propulsion steam turbines for US Navy aircraft carriers.
Curtiss-Wright acquired DRG from German company Siemens in 2018. DRG's facility in Wellsville, New York, which Siemens continues to own, is slated to close, prompting Curtiss-Wright to build the South Carolina plant.
Curtiss-Wright said that Summerville's proximity to deepwater ports will make it easier to ship its large products. The company is spending about USD32 million on the new site.
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