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Old 03-10-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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While a lot of focus has been placed on the big players in Huntsville such as MDA, Boeing, and NASA, there are a lot of smaller and medium sized players scoring contracts and bringing jobs and work to the Huntsville area. Huntsville has a lot of "Plan B"s should it be time to move off of "Plan A".

A few examples:

Teledyne Brown Wins WMD Defense Contract (http://www.sfvbj.com/industry_article.asp?aID=145475 - broken link)

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards : Veterans Today

NASA Awards Alabama Contract Modification For Engineering

News at Torch -Torch Technologies, Inc Awarded EXPRESS BPA in the Technical Domain

Huntsville company wins $209 million contract | al.com

Raytheon awarded $152.4M contract modification - BusinessWeek

Camber Wins ECBC Mission Support Contract -- HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ --

Teledyne Wins Department of Defense CBRNE Mission Support Contract - MarketWatch
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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And there are still a bunch of other contracts just waiting to land. From MiDAESS to the NASA I3P contracts just as an example.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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And there are still a bunch of other contracts just waiting to land. From MiDAESS to the NASA I3P contracts just as an example.
It's pretty darn impressive to see the construction underway on Martin Road on the Redstone Aresenal. Gigantic MDA and NASA and I think AMC buildings going up.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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It's pretty darn impressive to see the construction underway on Martin Road on the Redstone Aresenal. Gigantic MDA and NASA and I think AMC buildings going up.
Even though VBIII is going to have the largest office space of in building in the state of Alabama, the AMC building is going to be even bigger.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Here's a neat semi-real time updated photo of VBIII under construction

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Old 03-10-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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That looks like prison!

Last edited by mimpdaddy; 03-10-2010 at 12:51 PM..
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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That looks like prison!
But prisons don't have revolving cocktail lounges, fitness facilities, massage tables, saunas, spas, or attendants handing out warm towels and potpourri in the restrooms.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:32 PM
 
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But prisons don't have revolving cocktail lounges, fitness facilities, massage tables, saunas, spas, or attendants handing out warm towels and potpourri in the restrooms.
Good for the people on the arsenal.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Athens, AL.
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Just hope it's enough jobs to cover the unemployment here.

The unemployment rate for the Huntsville metro area, which includes Madison and Limestone counties, was 9.1 percent, with 18,213 people without jobs.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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That looks like prison!
Ever seen a prison? That's not a prison!

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But prisons don't have revolving cocktail lounges, fitness facilities, massage tables, saunas, spas, or attendants handing out warm towels and potpourri in the restrooms.
You forgot the latte bars!
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