Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream Add Jobs, Facilities

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Lockheed Martin has started construction of a new 255,000-square foot-office facility in Orlando, Florida, and plans to hire about 1,800 people over the next two years, the company has announced. About 500 of those new hires will be based in Orlando. Lockheed workers in the new building will support engineering, management, and research and development activities for the design, manufacture and support of manned and unmanned aerial systems for the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and others. Gulfstream Aerospace also announced it will build a new service center at Appleton International Airport, in Wisconsin, to support its jet fleet. The expansion will create about 200 new jobs.

The $40 million facility will comprise nearly 180,000 square feet for maintenance, repair and overhaul of Gulfstream jets. A hangar, offices, shops and support space will be included. Work is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of this year. “This is the most significant expansion we’ve had in Appleton in the nearly 20 years we’ve been there,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “This added maintenance capacity and additional jobs are great news for our customers and the community.”

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