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Small West Virginia business lands contract with Northrop Grumman


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WV News) — A small business started less than two years ago in West Virginia has secured a contract to manufacture weapons system components for Northrop Grumman.

Tad Robinette, owner of Liberty Hill Company, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business in Huntington, secured a deal to manufacture weapons system components for Northrop Grumman’s facility at Rocket Center in the Eastern Panhandle, according to a release from Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute.

Robinette is relatively new to manufacturing. He was introduced to computer-numerical-control machining 18 months ago as part of a free RCBI apprenticeship program for military veterans, which he followed up with more advanced machinist training at RCBI.

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