COM DEV International, a global designer and manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, has gone against the trend of companies outsourcing their skilled workforce to other states and countries by opening a new state-of-the-art engineering and production facility in El Segundo, CA.

"We are tremendously excited to have the opportunity to expand our business into the US and, most specifically, into the South Bay," said John Keating, CEO for COM DEV. "The region is widely known for its intellectual capital, and is home to a wealth of highly-skilled and trained aerospace engineers and technicians. It was the most attractive and logical choice for our company’s new business venture."

The 46,000 sq. ft. COM DEV USA (CDU) headquarters is located at 2333 Utah Avenue in El Segundo, CA. Currently, 100 employees have been assembled to support the design, production and testing of space hardware. Company representatives estimate that a total of 200 new jobs will ultimately be created as a result of the new facility, which will also serve to directly benefit the South Bay’s local economy.

CDU was established to support US satellite manufacturers and is a critical component towards meeting the demands expected from the next wave of the nation's national security and civil space programs.