Defense contractor moving 360 jobs out of Indiana

Defense contractor Harris Corp. plans to move about 360 jobs from Indiana to Rochester, New York, over the next year, the company disclosed Wednesday.

The consolidation follows Harris Corp.’s $4.8 acquisition of Exelis Inc., a former unit of ITT Corp. that employs hundreds of defense workers in Fort Wayne.

Some of the workers, who make radio systems, will be offered a chance to relocate to New York, the company said.

Melbourne, Florida-based Harris acquired Exelis earlier this year and announced a new organizational structure this month. About 535 Harris workers will remain in Fort Wayne at the company’s space, shared services and electronic systems divisions.

Harris Corp. shares rose 1.6 percent Wednesday, to $82.10 each.


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