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Ohio firm plans to buy Northrop Grumman shipyards

PASCAGOULA – A potential buyer of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems has written governors in three states saying it plans to quickly finalize contract negotiations to preserve an estimated $5 billion in work for the Navy and Coast Guard.

The Mississippi Press reports Cleveland Shipbuilding Group, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, sent the letters to Govs. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Robert McDonnell of Virginia. The company also posted a news release on its web site,

Barbour’s office told the newspaper that Cleveland officials met with the Mississippi Development Authority on Tuesday.

Northrop officials have declined comment on the potential sale.

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