Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it will expand its industry-leading aircraft service and support organization by adding a new worldwide Product Support Distribution Center (PSDC) located in the NorthPort Industrial Park near the Interstate 95 and Georgia Highway 21 interchange in Savannah.
The new building is expected to be completed in early 2015 and will consolidate the company’s worldwide material distribution departments, which are currently housed in several warehouse buildings near the main Gulfstream campus. The PSDC will be home to more than 300 employees and approximately $900 million in parts and materials inventory. Gulfstream maintains a worldwide spares support inventory of more than $1.4 billion, the largest in the business aviation industry.
“This will be a state-of-the-art facility that will improve our parts and materials capacity and further enhance the speed and service capabilities of our distribution network,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “The technology and processes we have invested in will give us the ability to match the increasing demand for parts for an ever-growing worldwide Gulfstream fleet.”
The build-to-suit facility comprises approximately 338,100 square feet/31,411 square meters of storage/production area for aircraft parts and materials and approximately 67,800 square feet/6,299 square meters of office space on three levels. The Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) assisted Gulfstream with the site selection.
“We are grateful to SEDA for its partnership in facilitating this transaction and its continued support of Gulfstream’s expansion efforts,” said Jay Neely, vice president, Law and Public Affairs, Gulfstream.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,100 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150®; the new large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G280®; the large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550® and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650®. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 13,500 people at 12 major locations. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com .
General Dynamics , headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com .
Source: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Date: Jan 7, 2014