LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. - Lockheed Martin is adding a new facility in north Alabama.
Lockheed Martin will soon have a Hypersonic Strike Work manufacturing plant in Courtland with two new buildings. The US Army awarded a multi-million dollar contract to Lockheed to produce a hypersonic weapon at the new plant.
The Lockheed plant will bring 72 new jobs over the next three years, according to Lockheed Martin.
The Aerospace and Defense company broke ground in Courtland in Lawrence County on Monday, September 16th. The ceremony started around 9:00 a.m. at Lockheed Martin way, at the edge of the Courtland airport.
Governor Kay Ivey attended and was accompanied by Lockheed Martin`s president and CEO as well as a host of government officials at the ceremony.