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Rep. Napolitano Promotes Local Manufacturing

July 1, 2015
Press Release

(El Monte, CA) Today, Rep. Napolitano (CA-32) visited Northrop Grumman in Azusa and CODA Energy in Monrovia, promoting local manufacturing and job creation in the San Gabriel Valley.

“Local manufacturing ensures jobs for San Gabriel Valley residents and American competitiveness abroad,” Napolitano said. “We applaud Northrop Grumman’s leadership on developing technology to address current and future water needs, especially in this historic drought. The smarter, cleaner energy storage systems made at CODA Energy are saving businesses money and moving us toward a sustainable energy future. We will continue to work with all local businesses to meet the needs of our changing economy, and we look forward to helping them take their businesses abroad at our annual exports seminar in October.”

Northrop Grumman employs 960 workers at its Azusa facility, manufacturing sensors for missile warning satellite systems and weather satellite systems. Last year NASA awarded Northrop Grumman of Azusa a $121 million contract for the construction and implementation of a new weather forecasting instrument. CODA Energy has 65 employees and is a leading provider of scalable energy storage systems that support a smarter, cleaner and more reliable grid. Its storage and battery management systems help commercial and industrial facilities reduce costs, control consumption, and manage risk associated with energy use.

 

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