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Northrop Grumman locating new aerospace work in Jackson County, creating 60 jobs

Northrop Grumman is adding a mix of new work to its Unmanned Systems facility in Jackson County, including sub-assembly work for the F-35 program. This $3.7 million investment will create 60 jobs in the coming years. Moss Point is an important manufacturing center for Northrop Grumman, where Gulf Coast employees manufacture rotary and fixed-wing autonomous systems, such as Fire Scout ...

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Leaders of 75 national businesses urge state to scrap gay discrimination law

Mississippi’s Freedom of Conscience law and the widespread perception of it as discriminatory toward gays, lesbians and transgender people have brought an open letter from 75 leading CEOs and business leaders across the country urging state elected leaders to repeal the law that goes into effect July 1. The letter includes the signatures of executives from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Capital One, Castlight ...

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Stiehle earns promotion

Huntington Ingalls Industries has promoted Tom Stiehle to CFO and vice president of business management for the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. In addition to his financial responsibilities, Stiehle will also lead Ingalls’ IT function, which includes the internal IT services, IT strategy development and management of the shipyard’s subcontract with CSC. Before being selected for this position, Stiehle served as ...

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Northrop Grumman 3Q profit rises, boosts forecast

LOS ANGELES — Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. says its third-quarter net income edged up on contributions from its aerospace, electronics and technology businesses. Shipbuilding was the only operating segment where profit dropped. Northrop also raised its earnings guidance for the year. The Los Angeles company reported net income of $497 million, or $1.67 per share, in the three months ...

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Maritime trades academy building design changes

PASCAGOULA – A future multimillion dollar school aimed at educating shipbuilders in South Mississippi is being scaled down to stay within its budget. The $20 million federally funded Jackson County Maritime Trades Academy is meant to provide a skilled work force and help Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding expand its two- to four-year apprentice program from 610 to 1,000 students. The academy ...

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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 ...

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What now?

Since losing out on the $35B KCX-45 contract, what’s on tap for the Aerospace Alliance? When Gov. Haley Barbour joined governors and economic development officials from three other states last year in announcing the creation of The Aerospace Alliance, it was made clear what the first priority was: doing whatever it took to ensure Northrop Grumman and its partner European ...

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Boeing to bid on Air Force tanker

Defense contractor Boeing said yesterday that it would bid for the Air Force’s troubled $35-billion refueling plane contract, leaving rival Northrop Grumman to decide if it would make its own attempt to build the long-delayed jets. Boeing said it plans to offer a military version of its 767 passenger jet for a fleet of 179 new planes. The contract is ...

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Joining forces

Four-state alliance tries to garner contract; bring tens of thousands of jobs to region Gaining consensus in politics within one state’s borders is difficult. Pulling agreement out of four states is nearly impossible. But that’s what happened in October when Mississippi joined Louisiana, Alabama and the Panhandle region of Florida to form the Aerospace Alliance, a consortium designed to deepen ...

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