Huntington Ingalls Industries to expand industrial facility in Newport News
Huntington Ingalls Industries said Monday that its Newport News Industrial subsidiary would undergo a 52,000-square-foot expansion at its headquarters facility in Newport News.
The facility, at 182 Enterprise Drive, will be expanded to house production areas, heavy cranes and plate-forming equipment. The expansion will support the company’s heavy steel fabrication in the commercial nuclear power industry and will create at least 120 new skilled trades jobs. Additional parking also will also be added to support the larger workforce.
“We at Newport News Industrial are excited to see this expansion come to life because it will support our work in the nuclear power industry and support our community through job creation,” Pete Diakun, vice president of energy programs at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, said in a statement. “With this expansion, NNI will be better equipped to serve its commercial and government customers in the nuclear energy space.”
The expansion is scheduled to be completed in fall 2017.
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of engineering, manufacturing and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets.