Congressman Chris Stewart

Representing the 2nd District of Utah
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Stewart Celebrates Thousands of Defense Jobs Coming to Utah

Aug 27, 2019
Press Release
Northrop Grumman establishes a Ground Based Strategic Deterrent headquarters to deliver on critical mission to replace nation’s aging ICBM system

Roy, UT – Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-02) celebrated the groundbreaking of Northrop Grumman’s new facility today, near Hill Air Force Base, to serve as future headquarters for its workforce and nationwide team supporting the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. This new facility has the opportunity to add 2,500 jobs in the state of Utah.

Rep. Chris Stewart joined Kathy Warden, Northrop Grumman Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, Sen. Mike Lee (UT-R), Sen. Mitt Romney (UT-R), Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01), and other local community leaders to break ground on the facility and demonstrate the company’s commitment to supporting the U.S. Air Force’s strategic deterrence mission.

“Utah and Hill Air Force Base play a vital role in the defense of our country. This project will add thousands of jobs to Utah’s economy while developing crucial national security technology. I welcome Northrop Grumman’s addition to our great state.” - Rep. Chris Stewart  

“Modernizing the current ICBM system is a national security priority, and we are proud to be here today to reinforce our commitment to the U.S. Air Force on GBSD and our readiness to deliver on this critical mission,” said Warden. “For more than 60 years, Northrop Grumman has supported the Air Force’s ICBM programs, from our nation’s earliest missile systems to today’s sustainment work, much of which is performed here in Utah.

We look forward to this facility serving as home to a diverse and talented workforce, dedicated to developing this next-generation capability that will advance the strategic deterrence mission for the U.S. Our world-class, nationwide team is ready to support the GBSD program through the 21st century.” – Kathy Warden, Northrop Grumman Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.

Northrop Grumman is currently the largest security and defense company in Utah with more than 5,100 employees across the state, primarily located in Bacchus, Clearfield, Ogden, Promontory and Salt Lake. The new facility is scheduled to be completed by mid-2020.