First opened in 1967, Gulfstream's Savannah headquarters includes initial-phase manufacturing of five aircraft models: the Gulfstream G650, G550, G500, G450 and G350
1,000 additional Gulfstream jobs to be created by new expansion means more than 15 percent increase in jobs for Gulfstream's Savannah plant from its estimated 5,500 employees
The company is a subsidiary of General Dynamics, which is based in Falls Church, Va.
Gulfstream announced a $300 million expansion of its Savannah facility in March 2006 and later increased it to $400 million. That expansion was completed in 2009 and included the development of the largest general aviation aircraft maintenance facility in the world
Gulfstream met its commitment to hire 1,100 new employees as part of that expansion
In 2009, nearly 1,200 people were laid off -- most of them were in Savannah and Brunswick
The Savannah site includes the largest of the company's five final-phase manufacturing facilities and the largest of Gulfstream's 10 service centers