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Defense contractor Northrop Grumman expanding W.Va. plant

April 3, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Defense contractor Northrop Grumman is expanding in West Virginia.

Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday announced the company will create up to 500 more jobs over five years at its plant in Mineral County.

The Republican governor says the move was supplemented by economic incentives from the state.

Northrop Grumman is the largest defense contractor and the third largest manufacturing employer in West Virginia.