POOLER, GA (WTOC) - Employees at the Mitsubishi Power Plant in Pooler welcomed U.S. Congressman John Barrow to its recently opened $325 million gas turbine manufacturing facility and service center.
During the tour, workers briefed the congressman on the company's innovative technology and manufacturing efforts to preserve energy. The facility is the company's first gas turbine facility outside of Japan. Barrow applauds the facility for creating new jobs in the area.
"The great thing about the facility is the potential for growth," says Barrows. "Nearly 160 families are earning a living off of the incredible work the facility is doing here and they're going to have 500 employees."
Mitsubishi gas turbines provide power to millions of customers worldwide.