Solid rocket fuel innovator Adranos, Inc., is expanding its rocket motor research and development operations in McHenry. The project is a $1.35 million corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs.
In September, Adranos announced it was opening a location in McHenry, a move representing a $525,000 corporate investment and the creation of 20 jobs. Adranos located at the 640-acre, seven-building complex formerly occupied by General Dynamics. The company cited the location’s proximity to Stennis Space Center and its compliance with all Department of Defense safety requirements for munitions handling as primary reasons for choosing the location. Adranos constructed a rocket motor test stand at the site to test its next-generation rocket fuel. Testing will begin this summer.
The Mississippi Development Authority and the Stone County Economic Development Partnership are providing assistance for building improvements.
Once the 25 new jobs are filled, Adranos will employ 45 workers in Stone County.