General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems is expanding its facility in Iuka. The expansion, which will accommodate future work, is a $3.9 million corporate investment and is expected to create 50 jobs.
GA-EMS applies research, science and technology innovation to develop and deliver multi-mission systems and first-of-kind products, such as aircraft launch and recovery systems, to help defend national interests and support critical commercial enterprises worldwide.
GA-EMS’s Iuka expansion marks the company’s 13th expansion in the state in 16 years. For the project, the company is completing building renovations that will provide a world-class structural fabrication space for a large welding and fabrication workforce of 50 or more employees. In September 2020, GA-EMS announced a $39.5 million investment and the creation of 125 jobs at its Shannon location. That expansion involved the addition of 100,000 square feet of highly specialized manufacturing capabilities dedicated to supporting critical Department of Defense programs.
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for public building renovations. Tishomingo County is assisting with the project, as well.