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Raytheon to Increase Size of Forest Manufacturing Facility, Add More than 150 Jobs

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) plans to increase the size of its Forest manufacturing facility by more than 20,000 square feet and hire more than 150 new workers, Raytheon and state officials announced today.

"Forest will be expanded to support anticipated growth in airborne radar and electronic warfare markets," said Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems President Rick Yuse during a Veterans Day ceremony at the manufacturing site with Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant. "During the past three decades, Raytheon's success in Mississippi has resulted in the addition of more than 30 programs and three shifts per day to ensure that the world's most advanced military forces have access to our technology," Yuse said.

Governor Bryant said, "I am honored to join global defense leader Raytheon for this exciting announcement, particularly on a day dedicated to our U.S. military veterans and their contributions to our country. Raytheon has been a valued partner to the state of Mississippi and our strong defense industry for 30 years, and I am grateful to the company for further strengthening its roots here and creating so many new jobs for our workforce. I congratulate

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