Gov. Ducey celebrates Northrop Grumman’s new campus


Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Nov. 12 joined team members of Northrop Grumman, the Douglas Allred Co. and Willmeng Construction as well as local elected officials for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Northrop Grumman’s Launch Vehicles Division Headquarters in Chandler.

Northrop Grumman, a global security company, has 2,500 employees at its Chandler campus and more than 3,500 employees across Arizona with more than $30 million in payroll and benefits, according to a release.

“Northrop Grumman has helped make Arizona a national leader in defense and aerospace manufacturing — and this expansion will only further add to that reputation,” Gov. Ducey said in the release. “My thanks goes out to Northrop Grumman for continuing to invest in Arizona and to everyone who worked to make this announcement possible.”

The products built at Northrop Grumman’s newly launched facility support the United States’ missile defense program, including interceptors and targets as well as satellite launches for the U.S. Air Force, National Reconnaissance Office, NASA and commercial customers. The 633,000-square-foot build-to-suit campus was constructed by Willmeng Construction and developed by the Douglas Allred Co., the release states.