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BAE to locate permanently on Huron Campus

By Traci DeLore

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ENDICOTT — Months after it was displaced by severe flooding at its Johnson City location, BAE Systems announced today its new permanent home will be on the Huron Campus in Endicott.

BAE has been located at the site temporarily since the flooding. After months of work with state and federal officials to “obtain the best circumstance for our business continuation in the region,” it selected the Huron Campus, the company said in a news release.

BAE shuttered its Main Street facility in Johnson City after 16 million gallons of water flooded the plant following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in August and September. In October, the company announced it would not return to Johnson City and was looking for a new home — either in the Southern Tier or within existing BAE space around the country.

In November, the company announced plans to remain somewhere in the Southern Tier, keeping 1,350 jobs in the region. BAE received a $40 million state incentive package including job- and investment-related tax credits over a five-year period to assist with its relocation effort.

BAE’s Southern Tier operations produce electronic controls for military and commercial aircraft and hybrid electric propulsion systems for transit buses.

Headquartered in Arlington, Va., BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S.–based segment of BAE Systems plc. The international defense, security, and aerospace company delivers products and services for air, land, and naval forces as well as advanced electronics, security, information-technology solutions, and customer-support services.

Contact DeLore at tgregory@tgbbj.com

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