Company Profile: Avondale Industries Inc.

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Avondale Industries Inc. was acquired by Northrup Grumman Corporation in 2001. Founded in 1938, Avondale first began building ocean-going ships in the 1950’s. From 1959 to 1985, the Company operated as a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation. Over the past two decades, a majority of Avondale’s contracts were for the construction of US Navy surface ships, although it also built container ships and crude oil tankers.

COMPANY NAME:
COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: 5100 River Rd., Avondale, LA 70094
COMPANY WEB SITE: www.northropgrummanshipsystems.com
2001 GROSS REVENUES: NA
NUMBER OF EXMPLOYEES: NA
TYPES OF BUSINESS: Ship design and construction.
TYPES OF FEDERAL CONTRACTS: Design and construction of vessels for the US Navy.

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