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Rockwell Collins expands in Loudoun

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Aerospace and defense company Rockwell Collins has built an addition to its simulation and training facility in Sterling. The company is in the process of adding more than 90 new jobs to the facility.

The Iowa-based aerospace and defense company’s $3.5 million expansion added 30,000 square feet to its 180,000-square-foot facility.
  
Rockwell Collins is a multinational corporation that has more than 30,000 employees around the world. Current locations include China, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, the UK, the Middle East, Chile and Brazil.

Rockwell Collins site leader Robert Brantley said in a statement: “Loudoun County is an important location for us because there is a large pool of highly qualified talent to fill our workforce needs and our current employees love the quality of life here. Plus, we’re right next to Dulles, one of the top international airports in world, and within driving distance of the nation’s capital.”
 
Loudoun County successfully competed for this project with other East Coast locations.  The Department of Economic Development proposed an incentive package worth $125,000 that will require approval from the Board of Supervisors’ future business meeting.




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