SACRAMENTO, Calif. and HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE : GY ) company, announced today the expansion of its Huntsville offices to provide its local customers with additional engineering expertise, business development and program management support.
A community leadership breakfast and ribbon cutting ceremony was held today to mark this event with several dignitaries and local leaders in attendance, including: Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle; County Commission Chairman Mike Gillespie; Madison Mayor Paul Finley and former Congressman Bud Cramer.
The expansion includes a move to new offices at 7047 Old Madison Pike and enables Aerojet to house up to 40 employees.
"This growth in Huntsville advances our local partnerships and enables us to better integrate with our team members," said Director of Huntsville Operations, Claude Baldwin. "We'll be able to not only better serve our DoD and NASA customers, but also the area's prime contractors, supply partners, universities and other community development programs."
Aerojet's work in Huntsville focuses on delivering expertise in solid and liquid propulsion, human spaceflight, specialty metals and warheads. The company's strategic partnership with Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. serves as a catalyst for local cooperation on the development and manufacturing of liquid rocket engines for a variety of programs, including NASA's competition for technologies to support its Space Launch System announced last week.
Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader principally serving the missile and space propulsion, defense and armaments markets. GenCorp is a leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the entitlement, sale, and leasing of the company's excess real estate assets. Additional information about Aerojet and GenCorp can be obtained by visiting the companies' websites at http://www.Aerojet.com and http://www.GenCorp.com.