ITT Exelis Breaks Ground on Florida Mine Defense Facility

ITT Exelis broke ground Tuesday on a new 105,000-square-foot facility in Panama City, Fla. for its mine defense business.

Exelis will be the anchor tenant at the VentureCrossings business park, located near the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.

“This new facility consolidates three locations into one and significantly improves our operation’s efficiency,” said Rich Sorelle, Exelis vice president and general manager of the integrated electronic warfare systems business area.

“We’re using multiple technologies to clear mines for a growing customer base, and this new building enables us to have all our expertise under one roof,” he added.

Exelis employs nearly 100 people in the Panama City region, having started in 2005 with five employees. The company’s mine defense business is within its electronic systems division.

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