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January/February 2013

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THE-BAC.EDU / CE ne Aviation PROFESSIONAL & CONTINUING EDUCATION Are you inspired by interior spaces? Stand-alone courses and certificate programs including Kitchen & Bath Design and Residential Interiors. The BAC is ranked within the Top 10 in the Nation by DesignIntelligence for our 320 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115 (617) 585-0101 CIDA-accredited Bachelor and Master of Interior Design degree programs. Come Celebrate the New Year by-the-Sea found objects for You and Your Nest... Vintage Home and Garden Artisan Furniture & Decor One-of-a-Kind Treasures Select Consignments Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10-5 Sunday & Thursday 1-5 Closed Monday to find more beautiful things for You and Your Nest. NSJanFeb13_ NE_GE.indd 94 17 Beach Street Manchester-by-the-Sea MA 01944 203.451.3445 Time Tested: David Carpenter on the job at GE Aviation in earlier days. rian, a keeper of its place in the community. ���Working here was like working for your mother. [GE] was good to me,��� explains Carpenter. It���s that kind of nose-to-the-grindstone American work ethic, the kind that can build a career from scratch or an engine from thousands of parts, that keeps GE Aviation in Lynn a vital business. The rambling campus off Route 107 stretches over 220 acres and contains over 20 buildings. The ���city within a city,��� as Carpenter calls it, has boasted everything from a 12,000-square-foot health and fitness center to a restaurant and auditorium; at one point, it even produced its own weekly newspaper. But most important, of course, is its manufacturing space���all 1.5 million square feet of it. The facility creates specific parts that are supplied to other GE Aviation facilities and it designs, produces, and assembles entire aircraft engines from start to finish. Of course, engine model numbers may not be as recognizable as a brand name, like Pepsi, and they don���t come with snazzy slogans, either. But you���ve probably reaped the benefits of GE Aviation���s creations without even knowing it, as products for commercial jets represent about a third of what comes out of Lynn. That includes the CF34 engine, launched by GE in 1992 and credited for kick-starting the commercial regional jet industry. It���s now the best-selling engine of its kind, with over 5,000 in use today. That means that somewhere in the world, one is lifting off the ground every eight seconds, according to GE. In fact, if you���ve ever hopped a regional flight on a major carrier such as Jet Blue, your trip was probably powered by a CF34. The other two-thirds of products created at the Lynn plant are for military aircraft. That explains why the building���which, from the road, could be mistaken for a prison complex ���is so highly secure. (In a post-9/11 world, background checks are required for visitors like customers and Photo courtesy of David Carpenter TOP 10 IN THE NATION FOR INTERIOR DESIGN 11/19/12 11:02 AM

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