Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced that its Sperry Marine
American Support Center in New Orleans has completed its recovery from
Hurricane Katrina damage and is now operating at 100 percent capacity.
The New Orleans facility is the primary center for overhauling
MK37 gyrocompasses, as well as LCD monitors, radars, autopilots, speed
logs and other products. A large inventory of new and refurbished
spare parts is held at this center. It also houses one of the
company’s worldwide service control centers, dispatching service calls
around the world for shipboard maintenance and repair.
The office received extensive interior and exterior damage
from Hurricane Katrina. Immediately after the storm, company personnel
quickly moved operations, including spares inventory, to temporary
warehousing and office space in the company’s Houston and Mobile, Ala.,
locations. Other service centers in Rotterdam, Singapore, Hamburg and
London took over the service dispatch function during the transition
period to ensure that customers experienced no interruption of service.