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Aerojet Rocketdyne chooses Alabama as assembly site for new rocket engine

Aerojet Rocketdyne chooses Alabama as assembly site for new rocket engine

Rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne has chosen Huntsville, Ala., as its final assembly site for the new AR1 rocket engine, creating 100 new jobs in the area.

The company considered several locations for engine production, including its facility in Canoga Park, but ultimately choose Huntsville because of its proximity to final testing and rocket integration operations in Alabama, said Julie Van Kleeck, vice president of the company’s advanced space and launch business.

Alabama is already home to one of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s engineering facilities. The company’s defense business unit is also headquartered in Huntsville.

Canoga Park was ruled out as an...

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