Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing

Person using manufacturing equipment

Ogden is just two miles from Hill Air Force Base, in the heart of Utah’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry cluster. 

Our region is home to a young, well-educated workforce with strengths in engineering, advanced materials and manufacturing, and software development. Ogden also offers business and industrial parks that are ideally suited for aerospace, including one with runway access.


Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Jobs (JPG)

Major Employers

Company NameNumber of Employees
Orbital ATK1,000 to 1,999
BAE Systems500 to 999
JBT Aerotech (Jetway)250 to 499
Northrop Grumman250 to 499
Parker Hannifin250 to 499
Petersen Inc.250 to 499
PCC Structurals - GSC Foundries250 to 499
Williams International250 to 499
Boeing100 to 249
ENVE Composites100 to 249
KIHOMAC100 to 249
AAR Corp.50 to 99
Barnes Aerospace50 to 99
Borsight50 to 99
Janicki Industries50 to 99
Lockheed Martin50 to 99
TCR Composites50 to 99

Source: Utah Department of Workforce Services, 2018.

Education & Training

Over 2,500 students complete engineering and manufacturing programs at area colleges each year. These colleges include: 

  • Weber State University
  • Utah State University
  • University of Utah
  • Bridgerland, Davis, and Ogden-Weber technical colleges
  • Salt Lake Community College

Pathway programs at local high schools include Advanced Composites, Engineering, and Information Technology. Apprenticeships developed by industry associations receive state funding (e.g., Machine Utah). 

Completions by Program, 2015 to 2016 (PNG)