Rolls-Royce invests $10 million in Mount Vernon, Ohio site
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today marked the construction of a new $10 million office building at its Mount Vernon, Ohio manufacturing site.
The two-story, purpose built office facility will house approximately 300 people from the Rolls-Royce energy business located at Mount Vernon. Construction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Rolls-Royce site leader at Mount Vernon, Glenn Richardson said: “The construction of the new office building will provide a modern working environment to approximately 300 people, enabling us work more efficiently. We are grateful to the City of Mount Vernon and the Mayor’s office for their ongoing support of this project.”
Mount Vernon Mayor, Richard Mavis said: “Rolls-Royce is a significant employer in Ohio and a long-standing contributor to our local economy in Mount Vernon. I am pleased that the City of Mount Vernon has been able to assist with improved parking facilities, and eventually, upgraded sidewalks and intersections. I would like to wish the team at Rolls-Royce every continued success.”
The celebratory ground-breaking ceremony was also attended by Carol Grubaugh, Executive Director of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce, Mark Ramser, former President of the Mount Vernon-Knox County Community Foundation, Rolls-Royce plc Chief Operating Officer, Mike Terrett and Rolls-Royce energy business Chief Operating Officer, Mark McDonald.
The new offices will provide employees with a modern, open plan working environment, which enables different teams to work together and share ideas.
Following completion of the new building, plans will proceed to demolish the Tech Center building (formerly Mount Vernon Bridge Company) along North Adams Street, off of West Chestnut Street.
- Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
- As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
- Annual underlying revenues were £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £62.2 billion at 31 December 2011, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
- Rolls-Royce employs 40,400 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
- In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
- Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
- The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.