NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 17, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the United Steelworkers (Local 8888) held a dedication ceremony yesterday to celebrate the completion of the eighth house built for Habitat for Humanity serving the Virginia Peninsula.

Habitat for Humanity builds simple and affordable houses in partnership with those in need of adequate shelter. The one-story house is located on Short Street in Newport News, Va. and is approximately 1,200 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths.

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding provided volunteers, financial support and coordinated the resources for this project.

"Northrop Grumman is very proud to be involved with this. It's a very important community service that we participate in," said Ken Mahler, vice president of Navy Programs. "This will be a house that will last. It's built with dedication and with the skill of a shipbuilding team along with many others that volunteered."

Representatives from the city of Newport News, Northrop Grumman, the United Steelworkers, Habitat for Humanity and homeowner Celestine Clarke participated in the ceremony.

"It's just such a warm, comforting feeling for everybody and for especially those who worked and labored to make this happen," said Joe Frank, mayor of Newport News. "The shipyard is always a great community partner. This as you were told was the eighth house they built. It takes a community to do a project like this."

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