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Northrop Grumman celebrates new corporate headquarters location Friday

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Northrop Grumman’s 3,000-mile trek from Los Angeles to Fairfax County comes to an official end Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new global corporate headquarters at 2980 Fairview Park Drive in Falls Church. Wes Bush, the company’s CEO and president, Gov. Bob McDonnell, U.S.  Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner and U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-8th, will attend along with other corporate leaders from throughout the state.

The 2 p.m. ceremony and festivities heralding one of Virginia’s newest corporate players concludes a process that began in April 2010 when Northrop Grumman announced that the company would move from California to Virginia.  The 14-story building in Fairview Park offers 334,000 square feet of space, including offices, open workspace, conference rooms, an exercise facility, a conference center and food services.  It houses 500 employees — 400 corporate employees and 100 sector employees who relocated to the corporate office from Rosslyn.  Northrop Grumman’s headquarters joins an already robust local presence, with the defense contractor employing nearly 20,000 employees in the Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland region. 

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