HUNTSVILLE– Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding its Huntsville presence with additional job opportunities and a new facility to increase manufacturing and office space, the company announced today.
The 379,000 square-foot manufacturing facility near Huntsville International Airport is expected to be operational in 2023. This growth will allow Aerojet Rocketdyne to increase manufacturing capacity for the nation’s defense production needs.
“Huntsville has been home to Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Defense Headquarters since its founding, and with this expansion of both talent and space, we’re pleased to grow our presence in the Rocket City,” said Eileen P. Drake, Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and president.
The Huntsville expansion, which includes transitioning some inert work performed at the company’s Camden, Ark., location, further solidifies Huntsville as Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Inert Manufacturing Center of Excellence.
In the six years since the company established Huntsville as its Defense Headquarters, Aerojet Rocketdyne has grown its employee footprint in the area by more than 700%. Currently, more than 800 team members power the nation’s defense in Huntsville.
The company said it chose Huntsville for its Defense Business Unit headquarters in 2016 due to the engineering expertise in the area, close proximity to its government and prime customers as well as collaborative support from local and state leaders.