The gift for visitors to GE Aviation’s  plant in Bromont, Quebec, is a bottle of maple syrup made across the road at the family farm of one of the employees. This is an unlikely place to see a revolution in motion—and find one of the key players in that upheaval. Built as part of the offset program for Canada’s 1980s purchase of GE F404-powered CF-18 fighters, this plant 55 mi. east of Montreal has the mandate within GE to produce compressor blades and vanes for ...

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