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New Bidding Procedures

Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula and Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans will no longer independently secure shipbuilding contracts, Northrop Grumman officials said Monday. The parent company of Ingalls and Avondale made its decision as part of a realignment of its Mississippi and Louisiana Gulf Coast shipbuilding facilities.

``Under this alignment, all future shipbuilding contracts will be bid and contracted by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, rather than by our Avondale or Ingalls operations individually,'' said Philip A. Dur, Northrop Grumman, president of the Ship Systems sector. ``We are currently moving work and personnel among all of our shipbuilding facilities on the Gulf Coast in order to achieve maximum efficiency and to optimize our work force,'' he said in a statement released by the company. Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company with its worldwide headquarters in Los Angeles.

Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems is headquartered in Pascagoula and currently employs more than 17,000, primarily in Mississippi and Louisiana. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' primary shipbuilding facilities are located in New Orleans, Pascagoula and Gulfport. The sector also operates a steel handling facility in Talullah, La.

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