General Dynamics Electric Boat Breaks Ground on Substantial Expansion
On September 13, General Dynamics Electric Boat broke ground on its largest construction project in 45 years. The South Yard Assembly Building will be home to Columbia class submarine construction, representing 1,400 jobs that will come with building the nuclear ballistic missile submarines.
The South Yard Assembly Building (SYAB), a 200,000 square-foot building, is the centerpiece of an $850 million expansion at the company’s Groton Shipyard. The company will also expand and update other manufacturing spaces and build a floating dry dock to launch Columbia submarines.
General Dynamics’ substantial investment in its facilities while increasing its already significant workforce of more than 17,000 in New London, Groton and Quonset, RI has positive ripple effects across the economy of eastern Connecticut. From local businesses to towns filling up with new residents recruited to work at Electric Boat, the impact is being reflected in business growth and investments throughout the region.
Our heartiest congratulations to General Dynamics as they embark on this exciting expansion. We appreciate their partnership in building economic strength in the region and look forward to supporting their continued growth. For more about the South Yard Assembly Building, visit General Dynamic Electric Boat.
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