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November 12, 2013

Raytheon adds jobs, expands in Forest

MERIDIAN —     FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Defense contractor Raytheon Co. has announced an expansion in Forest that will bring 150 new jobs to the area.

    Company officials and Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement Monday in Forest.

    Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems President Rick Yuse says in a news release that the company will add 20,000 square feet to the Forest plant to accommodate new contracts.

    Raytheon has operated for 30 years in the Scott County town in central Mississippi.

    Yuse says over the past three decades Raytheon has added more than 30 programs and expanded to three shifts per day at the Forest plant.

    The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for infrastructure and renovation needs.

    Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 68,000 worldwide.

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