HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – Lockheed Martin officially opened its Missile Systems Integration Laboratory at its Huntsville campus on Monday.
This new building will support the development, testing and integration of the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) program. The lab is part of a $16.5 million investment and 30 employees will handle day-to-day operations in the 16,300 square foot lab.
Alabama officials such as Governor Kay Ivey, Sen. Tommy Tuberville and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle were at the groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning.
Lockheed Martin has nearly 3,000 employees working at 25 facilities across Alabama.
Governor Ivey spoke at the dedication ceremony and said it was a special day for Alabama.
“Lockheed Martin reminds the world of Alabama’s will and ability to rise to the occasion,” Governor Ivey said. “So again let me say an exciting thing is it’s an honor to be with you today and I start to look forward to continued growth and knowledge.”
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