Press Release

Second to None Employee Rally – 39,246 Florida jobs at stake

By SpaceRef Editor
May 14, 2012
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Kaman Corporation, in conjunction with the Aerospace Industries Association, is hosting an employee rally May 21 at their Jacksonville Aerostructures facility to raise awareness of the critical contribution of the aerospace and defense industry to the U.S. economy and to our national security.

Beginning in 2012, the Defense Department will absorb $487 billion in reductions over the next decade. In accordance with the 2011 Budget Control Act, another $500 billion cut will be imposed over the same timeframe unless a legislative remedy is put in place. In addition, sequestration will delay the Next Generation Air Transportation System and stall U.S. efforts to develop space programs in the wake of the shuttle program’s retirement.

We stand together to urge Congress to act quickly to find an alternative to sequestration.

Who: Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla. 4th)
Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kaman Corporation
Scott C. Donnelly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Textron Inc.
Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO of AIA

What: Second to None Employee Rally demonstrating the contribution of the aerospace and defense industry

When: Monday, May 21. A tour of the Kaman Aerostructures facility will begin at 9:30am at 227 Gun Club Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32218

Event begins at 11:00am; a barbecue lunch will be served after the event.

Where: Kaman Aerostructures, 780 Whittaker Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32218

Please RSVP to Jim Melvin, 904-485-1605 or

SpaceRef staff editor.