Lynn Haven City Manager John Lynch has confirmed that General Dynamics is moving into the old Sallie Mae building in the Lynn Haven Industrial Park.
General Dynamics will operate a call center and employ up to 1,600 people, according to Lynch. General Dynamics has already listed a few jobs on its website for the Lynn Haven facility.
The facility used to house Sallie Mae's loan servicing call center. Sallie Mae closed in December of 2010.
Bay Haven Charter Academy bought the property in 2011 for $1.5 million. But Lynn Haven's land development code would not allow a school to be placed there. Bay Haven sold the building to an unknown buyer in May of 2012 and it has sat vacant for a year.