Wednesday, June 22, 2011

ATK poised to fire up new Utah plant, begin hiring

Officials for Alliant Techsystems Inc. said work is nearly finished on its $100 million aircraft component manufacturing plant in Clearfield and that it expects to begin hiring staff in a couple of weeks to prepare for the initial production launch in August. Production at the center, which will serve as the headquarters for ATK Aerospace Structures, is expected to create about 800 high-paying jobs over the next 20 years, generating almost $1 billion in wages along the way. Officials indicate they will initially be hiring about 100 people to check out the facility and run initial production tests. Salt Lake Tribune