Adranos Launches New Stone County Rocket Engine Facility

STONE COUNTY, Mississippi (WLOX) – Adranos is named after the Greek god of fire who lives in a volcano. Adranos is also a rocket engine building company that has set up shop in southern Mississippi.

On Tuesday, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the company’s 450-acre facility in Stone County.

“So the stars have aligned in such a way here that we have a great facility, a great workforce, and a great small business environment. We started calling this place the Miracle of Mississippi,” said Chris Stoker, CEO and co-founder of Adranos, who also said the future of national defense was the essence of his Adranos.

“It fits in well and I think it fits well with the needs of our country, which is more firepower, more range, and that’s what we offer,” Stoker added.

They say that as Stone County grows and bigger companies like Adranos and Enviva continue to move into the area, more opportunities for economic development will be on the launch pad.

“Between the products being made in these two industries, the things that are already happening here, and what’s to come with Enviva, these two industries are literally fueling huge opportunities here in Stone County,” said Stone County’s Layla Essary. Economic Development Partnership.

Adranos builds and tests rocket engines in southern Mississippi and produces solid rocket fuel called ALITEC at its plant in Indiana.

“A small place like Stone County and a big company like this. Hey, that’s awesome,” Wiggins Mayor Darrell Berry said.

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