Aerojet Rocketdyne expands Solid Rocket Motor Center of Excellence at Arkansas facility
Friday, August 17, 2018
Aerojet Rocketdyne, a leader in the development and manufacture of aerospace and defense products, announced today plans to expand its Southern Arkansas facility near Camden, where the company manufactures solid rocket motors and warheads critical to national defense.
Aerojet Rocketdyne’s currently envisioned expansion plans include investing in new infrastructure and creating more than 140 new jobs over the next three years. The growth would bring total employment to approximately 900 employees at the facility. Working in partnership with Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), Calhoun and Ouachita Counties, more than $50 million dollars will be invested in the expansion.
“We greatly value our longstanding partnership with Arkansas and their support for our continued growth in Camden,” said Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake. “This expansion enables us to increase the volume of solid rocket motors we produce for tactical and missile defense systems used by America’s warfighters. It also provides Aerojet Rocketdyne with the capability to build large solid rocket motors in Camden for our nation’s strategic defense requirements.”