To meet current demands and anticipated growth, GE Aviation, one of the world’s leading aircraft engine suppliers, is investing $14.5 million in its west Michigan subsidiary, Johnson Technology. The investment, which includes an $800,000 performance-based grant from the MEDC and a local property tax abatement, will be used to convert a warehouse into a new facility to produce components for the new Leap engine. "The MEDC and the City of Norton Shores made the process simple and streamlined from start to finish and helped us get approval to put the work and the jobs in Muskegon," said Kevin Prindable, plant leader. Acquired by GE Aviation in 1997, this will be Johnson Technology’s third Muskegon-area aviation engine manufacturing facility. The company plans to add 100 jobs to its 700-person workforce.