Anduril Industries expanding operations in Stone County

  • Defense systems company creating 60 jobs
  • Project represents a corporate investment of $75 million

Jackson, Miss. (June 10, 2024) – Anduril Industries is expanding its operations in McHenry. The project represents a corporate investment of $75 million and will create 60 new jobs.

Anduril is a defense technology company on a mission to transform U.S. and allied militaries with advanced technology. Anduril combines modern software expertise with a rapid and differentiated approach to hardware development and manufacturing.

The company, based out of Costa Mesa, California, acquired Adranos, Inc. last year, along with its solid rocket motor production site in Stone County. The expansion will enhance the capabilities of that facility to increase the propellant mixing and solid rocket motor annual production capacity from 600 to more than 6,000 tactical-scale solid rocket motors. The expansion supports growing demand from Anduril’s customers.

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance through the Mississippi Flexible Tax Incentive, or MFLEX, program. MDA also is assisting with building and site improvements. AccelerateMS and Stone County are assisting with the project, as well.

To support production growth, Anduril is now actively hiring for more than 60 new highly skilled roles in Stone County, which it hopes to fill by the end of 2024.

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“We’re incredibly excited to welcome this amazing investment from Anduril Industries. Mississippi continues to set records and make history as great companies like Anduril discover that our state is an ideal location for their production needs. We have a remarkably strong and versatile workforce and an ideal business environment for growth. This is exactly why our presence continues to grow in the space and defense communities.” – Gov. Tate Reeves

 “Mississippi is recognized globally for its advancements in aerospace. In communities across the state, aerospace leaders like Anduril employ cutting-edge technologies so we remain at the forefront of this vital sector while creating exciting high-tech, good-paying opportunities for Mississippians. This project further strengthens our aerospace portfolio and once again shows the world Mississippi is a prime destination for aerospace innovation.” – MDA Executive Director Bill Cork

“We are proud to produce solid rocket motors at scale in Mississippi. Our advanced manufacturing process for solid rocket motors is already faster and more efficient than existing techniques used across the industry. By expanding and modernizing the Mississippi Solid Rocket Motor Complex, we will be able to dramatically increase production capacity for solid rocket motors, expanding supply to replenish U.S. and allied stockpiles of munitions to maintain credible deterrence.” – Anduril Industries Senior Vice President LTG (ret.) Neil Thurgood

 “We’re proud to partner with Anduril in its next phase of expansion at the Mississippi Solid Rocket Motor Complex in Stone County. In addition to doubling their workforce over the next two years, Anduril’s investment will make a significant, positive impact on the regional economic landscape.” Stone County Economic Development Partnership Director Layla Essary

“AccelerateMS is thrilled to welcome Anduril to Mississippi. We look forward to partnering with this forward-thinking and innovative company as they create high-reward, high-paying job opportunities for Mississippians. This significant investment in our state underscores our confidence in the talent and dedication of our workforce. We are eager to see Anduril thrive in Stone County and are committed to supporting their success.” – AccelerateMS Executive Director Dr. Courtney Taylor

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