GE transforms vacant Rome plant
ROME, Ga. – GE Power Generation Services will locate a warehouse and distribution operation in Rome, a move that will repurpose 33,000 square feet of GE’s vacant facility on Redmond Circle.
GE has recently refurbished part of Building 3, taking advantage of its 70-foot high ceilings and 150-ton overhead crane. The company will use the facility to store new and refurbished equipment, including rotors, discharge casings, turbine shells, compressors and generator fields.
The company formerly used the Rome facility to manufacture medium transformers. The facility closed after the government banned the use of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). GE is still addressing environmental issues at the property caused by PCBs leaching into the soil and surrounding areas.
Although the facility has been vacant for nearly 18 years, GE has contributed more than $1.25 million in taxes on the land and buildings to Floyd County over the past five years, an article in the Rome News-Tribune reported.
General Electric has committed to contribute 123 acres located east of the plant to the city of Rome.
Source: Rome News-Tribune