Aerospace and defense leader Northrop Grumman Corp. is expanding in Iuka, investing $8.3 million and creating 40 jobs immediately.
Northrop Grumman has more than 200 employees at its 320,000-square-foot Iuka facility producing large composite aerospace structures for its Antares, Pegasus and Minotaur launch vehicles and United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles. Among other work, the company recently started production of composite structures for its new OmegA mid-to-large launch vehicle.
“This expansion signifies the commitment Northrop Grumman has to the employees, community and state of Mississippi to continue bringing high-quality manufacturing work into the area,” John Kain, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Structure’s director of operations in Iuka, said in a release. “We value our partnership with the state, city and county officials and thank them for their continued support of our facility in Iuka.”
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing a $600,000 grant for infrastructure improvements and the construction of a warehouse.
MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr., said: “The teamwork of the Tishomingo County Development Foundation, Tishomingo County Board of Supervisors, Tennessee Valley Authority and MDA was instrumental in facilitating this industry leader’s expansion in our state.”
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