Roanne Production Facility
|Roanne Production Facility|
|Eugene Arquette class Station|
|Gallic Metal Service|
The Roanne facility was initially a prominent mining station built by Gallic Metal Service in 392 AGS. At that time it was the largest and most technologically advanced mining base in Gallic space. Over the space of a century however, the Saone asteroid field was slowly mined out. In 594 AGS, mineable areas of the surrounding field were almost completely depleted, and GMS made the decision to convert Roanne into a large production center with habitats for numerous factories and workers. The construction was personally overseen by one of the most famed GMS directors, Eugene Arquette, who spent most of his life on the station. After Arquette's death, the class designation of the station was officially changed to his name. Over time, Roanne became the primary off-world headquarters of the Gallic Metal Service. It is a tradition that the chief executive of the company spends at least one third of each year onboard the station, personally overseeing the production process.
There is quite a lot to oversee. Roanne houses several independently operating production plants and has over 600 permanent inhabitants. The facility is one of the central hubs of space travel in the Lorraine system, and the primary producer of Ultralloy in Gallic space.