On May 2, NVTC member Rolls-Royce North America formally opened its first manufacturing facility at Crosspointe in Prince George County, Va. Rolls-Royce North America President and CEO James Guyette, Gov. Bob McDonnell, as well as other Crosspointe partners Don Leo of Virginia Tech, Leonard Sandridge of University of Virginia and Henry Parker of Prince George County Board of Supervisors attended the on-site celebration.
|Rolls-Royce North America President and CEO James Guyette and|
Gov. Bob McDonnell at the new Rolls-Royce facility.
Rolls-Royce is investing $170 million in the new facility, which will manufacture engine discs for civil aerospace, and plans to invest a total of $500 million in Virginia over the coming years. When fully operational, this new facility will create 130 local jobs and Rolls-Royce expects future growth in Virginia to generate a total of 500 jobs.
The Crosspointe campus will also accommodate the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), an industry-led facility for applied research and development bringing together best-in-class manufacturers and the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech to collaborate and deliver production-ready solutions to factories. The campus already houses the Commonwealth Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems (CCAPS), a research partnership established by the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Rolls-Royce to address critical technology challenges utilizing founding university facilities.