Special Aerospace Services, a tactical engineering company, is expanding its footprint and opening a production facility at Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Alabama. The project is expected to create 30 jobs.
The new facility is part of an expansion strategy that will expedite the company’s strategic, tactical, manufacturing, logistics, and R&D activities. “The Campus” will be a 55,000-square-foot federal services, research, and special activities branch. Plans call for an engineering and training space, high bay assembly, advanced manufacturing, and research bays. The phased development will encompass up to two major buildings.
“We are having a very different and positive experience as a small business in Alabama,” said Heather Bulk, SAS president and CEO. “The community is pro-business, moving at the speed of industry and finding every opportunity to support SAS in our exciting expansion. When you have a governor and a legislature that work every day to encourage new and innovative businesses to open their doors and expand into the state, it’s good for everyone.”
Colorado-based SAS provides engineering support in propulsion, avionics, systems, safety, and launch site integration, as well as rapid prototyping, manufacturing, and procurement of mission-critical aerospace hardware. It opened a small office in Huntsville in 2016.
“Alabama is committed to having a business climate that affords underrepresented businesses a reason to locate here and thrive here,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of Alabama Department of Commerce. "An innovative small business like SAS will not only bring vitality to our business community but also provide a boost for our efforts to elevate STEM education and careers.”
SAS’ strategic partners include NASA, the Department of Defense, and many commercial space providers. It operates the SAS Flight Factory, an AS9100D-certified and vertically integrated division designed to address the critical and immediate needs of its clients.