Michoud Briefed at New Orleans City Council
NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) Manager Steve Doering, Mike Dawson, Vice President and General Manager of Jacobs Technology and Malcolm Wood, Deputy and Chief Operating Officer of MAF appeared before the New Orleans City Council Oct. 7 to discuss potential uses and development opportunities for Michoud.
Doering said MAF’s new business model has the New Orleans East facility open for new high tech manufacturing companies. In addition to several NASA projects, the facility currently hosts offices for the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Lockheed Martin, Boeing and its newest tenant, wind turbine manufacturer Blade Dynamics. Currently, half of the 43 acre main facility is available for marketing to tenants.
Council Vice President Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson said, "For more than 30 years the Michoud Facility has been an integral part of our economy and has provided jobs for many of our residents. We want to do everything we can to ensure that businesses keep thriving at this facility."
“MAF is a national asset that has always played a part in human space flight. We look forward to continuing that trend and at the same time bringing new tenants to MAF,” said Doering.