Lockheed Martin Breaks Ground on Camden Expansion


Lockheed Martin Breaks Ground on Camden Expansion
Gov. Asa Hutchinson stands next to Frank St. John, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, in June at the Paris Air Show. (AEDC)

CAMDEN — Lockheed Martin has broken ground on the first part of a $142 million expansion at its southern Arkansas facility that is expected to create more than 300 new jobs.

Executives with the Maryland-based company and Arkansas officials broke ground Tuesday on the new Long Range Fires Production Facility at the company's site in Camden.

Lockheed Martin and Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the expansion in June at the Paris Air Show. The project will add 326 new jobs by 2024. About 650 employees work at the Lockheed facility.

Construction for the 70,000-SF Long Range Fires facility is slated to be completed in the beginning of 2021.

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