Northrop Grumman Celebrates 50 Years

By: Lindsay Puccio
By: Lindsay Puccio

October 19, 2006

One of the largest employers in Charlottesville is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine held a special ceremony and open house to commemorate 50 years of service. Northrop Grumman builds navigation products for the U.S. Navy.

Several guest speakers made appearances to show their appreciation.

"Northrop Grumman has been an integral part of making sure that our service men go out and fight. They have absolutely the best technology, absolutely the best weaponry available to them," said Delegate Rob Bell, (R) 58th District.

"We have to stay on the cutting edge and Sperry will help keep us there," said Delegate David Toscano, (D) 57th District.

Since Northrop Grumman opened its doors in 1956, it has grown to include almost 1,500 employees worldwide.

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