July 6, 2016. Greenville, South Carolina.
A worker awaits the arrival of the crane that will help move the turbine as he and other GE employees get ready to ship the turbine via train car.
At the General Electric Gas Turbine factory, engineers design, produce, test and repair gas turbines for generating electricity. These turbines weigh more than 900,000 pounds and can create internal combustion temperatures up to 2,900 degrees F. Depending on the model, one of the GE turbines can produce enough electricity for half a million American households.