November 2010

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Aerospace giants Lockheed Martin have just announced the closure of a manufacturing plant in Minnesota, with the total loss of around 400 jobs. Of the 1000 employees currently working at the facility, which makes P-3 surveillance plane components, it is hoped that 650 will be relocated, or the jobs filled, at other Lockheed Martin centers, including one in Manassas.

The Eagan, Minnesota plant is scheduled to be closed in 2013, with the secured positions being transferred to Owego, NY, and San Diego CA, as well as Manassas. So far, the number of jobs specifically being created at the Virginia plant hasn't been announced. The move is hoped to save the company around $150 million, over a ten year period.

So while this is unfortunate news for Minnesota,

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