Energy company’s ministerial visit

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RUGBY firm GE Energy welcomed a Government minister to its premises last week.

Charles Hendry MP, minister for energy and climate change Charles Hendry had a first-hand view of the work of one of Rugby’s biggest employers during the visit. He management and staff at the electrical engineering specialist, which employs 936 people, and was given a tour of the manufacturing facility.

The tour included an overview of the firm’s engineering and manufacturing capabilities with an emphasis on its work on generators and other elements of wind turbines and other renewable energy systems.

GE UK chief executive Mark Elborne said: “We were pleased to show the Minister some of the incredible work that’s going on here in Rugby.”

Formerly Converteam, the business was acquired by GE in September 2011. It is based in Boughton Road.