Located in Houston, Gretna Machine Shop is a women and minority owned manufacturing company that provides Orion with numerous secondary structure brackets and assembly parts. Created in 1981 by their parents, sisters Nubia and Nancy Pérez now oversee the HUBZone company of 75 employees, 12 of which work directly on pieces manufactured for Orion. Recently, the sisters made the decision to expand their capabilities to not only serve the thriving oil and gas industry
in Houston, but also serve the aerospace industry, which led them on the path to their first space-related contract with Orion. While building their relationship with Lockheed Martin and NASA, and seeing the excitement their employees have shown since starting to work on the spacecraft that will deliver the first woman and next man to the Moon, Gretna is eager to see what future contributions they can make in the aerospace industry.