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Northrop Grumman CEO and President Wes Bush (no relation to the former president) says there’s a message in moving the company headquarters across the country to a suburb of Washington from Los Angeles.
“I absolutely believe it’s something that we need to do and will be very good for our company,” Bush said at a Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit.
“To be direct about it, this is one of the smaller operations that we’re moving in the company. We say yes it’s a very important operation, it’s the corporate headquarters, but it’s several hundred people out of 120,000 people in the corporation.”
The company’s headquarters will move to Falls Church, Virginia, with the goal of starting operations at its new location in summer 2011. Northrop has gone through the process of identifying who will move and which jobs will be filled with local hires, Bush said.