One Huntsville company has two main tasks, protect soldiers and help put Americans in space

When you consider NASA’s next rocket to carry humans, the powerful Space Launch System, and when you think about work to keep American soldiers safe. Give some thanks to Huntsville’s Kord Technologies.

The company was founded nine and a half years ago by Tom who’s a lawyer, and his wife Allen who was a magazine writer.  “Tom and I had talked time and again. We could either work for somebody else or we could create something new,” said Allen.

Thus was born a company that now has some 170 workers. And there’s more to the founding than just wanting a job and making money. This company that directly helps the nation keep its edge in technology, grew out of the minds of two people who lived in Washington DC on 9-11.

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