From the April 2016 issue of Dixie Contractor, by Debra Wood
The Austin Company recently completed three projects at Northrop Grumman's Centers of Excellence in Melbourne and St. Augustine, Florida, including a new production home for the U.S. Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft – Building 100.
“The new facility is a ‘hybrid’ between an aircraft hangar and manufacturing building,” says Ken Stone, Vice President and Project Executive of Austin. It was designed with flexibility to accommodate for future uses if Northrop Grumman’s needs change over the building’s anticipated 50-plus year life.
Austin provided planning, architectural design, engineering and construction services for the new production center. The company completed the first and largest phase of the project two months ahead of the original 18-month schedule.