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KBR Building New Headquarters in Alabama’s Rocket City

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KBR Building New Headquarters in Alabama’s Rocket City

Defense contractor KBR is planning to expand its operations in Huntsville, Alabama, with a new headquarters facility, according to Gov. Kay Ivey.

In a Monday announcement, Ivey said that the new KBR facility will add 160 new jobs in Alabama’s Rocket City. 

KBR will consolidate its presence in Huntsville at two buildings being developed at Redstone Gateway under a $65 million project, the Office of the Alabama Governor said.

Corporate Office Properties Trust is building the new facility in partnership with Jim Wilson & Associates.

According to Ivey, the expansion plans will allow KBR to retain its workforce of more than 1,100 people in Huntsville.

In a statement, the governor noted that companies growing their presence in Alabama always make a positive impact, especially when the additional jobs are “highly technical and well paying.”

“KBR is a world-class company, and I look forward to seeing it grow and thrive in Huntsville’s dynamic economy,” Ivey said. 

The company will provide engineering, scientific and technical services to the defense and aerospace industries at the new Huntsville location, which is outside Redstone Arsenal.

KBR Government Solutions President Byron Bright said in a statement that the defense contractor is excited to boost its presence in Huntsville.

“Whether we’re defending our nation or supporting the latest missions in space, we equip those on the frontline and those exploring a new frontier,” explained Bright, a member of the Potomac Officers Club and recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award.

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