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Rep. Napolitano Tours Aerospace Businesses in Monrovia

March 19, 2014
Press Release

(Monrovia, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) toured the Monrovia factories of aerospace companies, ITT Exelis and Ducommun AeroStructures, to discuss local manufacturing and job creation.

“Our San Gabriel Valley is privileged to host factories of so many companies, which stimulate our local economy and provide good paying jobs,” Napolitano said. “It is critical that we educate our youngsters and give them the tools to meet the future demands of STEM industry companies. We must also encourage more businesses like Exelis and Ducommun to keep their manufacturing here while allowing them access to domestic and international markets.”

ITT Exelis employs 161 people at its Monrovia location and houses the administrative services to support the Deep Space Network used by the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and NASA. Ducommun, Inc. is California’s oldest company, employs 460 people in Monrovia, and manufactures rotor blades, flight control surfaces, structural panels, and winglets servicing the aerospace, defense, industrial, oil-and-gas, mining, and medical markets.

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