Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Jacobs takes over Michoud

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been certified by NASA ready to assume operational management of the Michoud Assembly Facility. Jacobs was awarded the manufacturing support and facility operations contract May 1, and officially took over from Lockheed Martin July 1. It will employ about 450 workers. Jacobs president and CEO Craig Martin said Michoud will be central to the success of human missions to the moon and Mars. Michoud, manufacturer of Space Shuttle external tanks, has been selected as the site to manufacture several major components for the Constellation Program. (Source: PRNewswire, 07/07/09)