G.E.’s West Burlington plant celebrated the news with a picnic yesterday and a special visit.
The company’s C-E-O of Industrial Solutions, Bob Gilligan, made the announcement right after lunch: 30 new jobs brought in from Chicago. That was a development G.E. management and employees had been working on for awhile. But that wasn’t all Gilligan had to say…..
The West Burlington community has had its challenges with the huge corporation over the last few years. At one point, G.E. threatened to close the plant. In spite of that rough patch, though, Mayor Hans Trousil said he was always confident something would be worked out…..
Gilligan challenged West Burlington’s switch-gear plant employees to keep working simpler, smarter and faster, and in so doing, to stay ahead of the competition in China and Western Europe.