WAYNESBORO, VA—Northrop Grumman has begun construction of a new $200 million-plus assembly plant here. 

The factory, which will produce advanced electronics assemblies, is expected to create 300 jobs over the next five years. The 315,000-square-foot building will open in 2025 and be ready for production in 2026.

“This new facility will increase capacity to manufacture and test advanced electronics…to meet our customers’ growing needs,” Kathy Warden, Northrop Grumman’s chair, CEO and president.

Northrop Grumman employs roughly 95,000 people—6,800 in Virginia—and reported $39.29 billion in revenue last year.