Engility -- new business in town

Linda Saholt

News Review Correspondent

Engility -- new business in townThere’s a new company in town, with 130 employees locally. En-gility Corporation is a spinoff from L-3 Communications Corporation.

Created in July Engility is an independent, publicly traded company under the ticker symbol EGL on the New York Stock Exchange.

According to Matthew Ander-son, Engility supports the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake with systems engineering services and technical assistance. “The name comes from engineering agility,” said Ander-son.

The parent company, L-3, founded in 1997, has 51,000 employees and brings in $15.2 billion in sales worldwide. Engility was created as a “pure-play” government services contractor, able to bid on military contracts separate from L-3.

Engility, headquartered in Chantilly, Va., has about 9,000 employees in 140 countries and estimated sales of $1.6 billion for 2012. For more information, see www.engilitycorp.com.

“The only thing we do is provide consulting services. We don’t manufacture or build anything,” said Anderson. “This way, there’s no conflict of interest with L-3.”

Engility recently made a donation to the China Lake Alliance because both have the mission to support the Navy at China Lake. “Eighty percent of Ridgecrest’s income comes from the base,” said Anderson. “It’s a good thing.”

Engility’s core offerings include professional services, education and training, operational support, logistics, international capacity development, linguistics and systems engineering and technical assistance.

Engility’s Ridgecrest office is located at 117 S. Gold Canyon St.

Story First Published: 2012-11-07