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Aerojet Rocketdyne opens Alabama advanced manufacturing facility

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Aerojet Rocketdyne officially opened its newest state-of-the-art rocket propulsion advanced manufacturing facility in Huntsville today, marking the latest milestone in the company’s ongoing expansion in Alabama’s “Rocket City.”

The 136,000-square-foot facility will produce solid rocket motor cases and other hardware for the Standard Missile-3, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, and other U.S. defense and space programs.

“Huntsville is a great place to build a future – and that’s what we are doing with our expansion here,” Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO Eileen Drake said.

Drake and Executive Chairman Warren Lichtenstein joined Governor Kay Ivey and local leaders today at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the company’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility, called AMF for short. Work on the facility began in late 2017.

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