If Norden Systems dropped a bomb with its decision to close its Norden Systems outpost in Norwalk, bringing to a close a half-century’s history in Connecticut, it arrived with the resignation of the inevitable.
If a hedge fund’s departure from Fairfield County or New York City is an oddity, due to the recruiting and networking potential the huge local cluster represents, not so for a radar and hardware expert like Norden, which finds precious few peer companies around these parts.
If once the base of a defense giant, today Norden Place in Norwalk was akin to one of the Pacific islands from which so many bombers launched missions in World War II, equipped with the legendary Norden bombsight – an outpost, albeit an important one.
From its original New York labs, Norden helped bring the most devastating war in history to a close and in Connecticut continued its contributions to the national defense. Thank you, and fare thee well.
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