ATK Aerospace Systems will open a new facility in Davis County to manufacture commercial airframes, classified military programs and commercial engine structures. The new addition, called the Composites Center of Excellence, will create up to 802 new full-time positions in Northern Utah over the next 20 years. The company expects to begin adding jobs this year. The average salary for the new positions will be more than 125 percent more than the Davis County average wage, and the state estimates the company will pay about $939 million in new state wages over the next 20 years. ATK has already committed to invest more than $100 million in the Composites Center of Excellence. The project will be a phased expansion into an existing 615,000 square foot building, with new machines and other improvements added.
Standard-Examiner, Thursday, September 9, 2010