Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Utah Manufacturing Goes into Orbit

One of the World Leaders and best known irrigation product manufacturing companies has decided to expand in Utah again. Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc., along with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced today that it will move 60 jobs from Asia to their North Salt Lake headquarters manufacturing location. To support the growth of their company, Orbit will invest nearly $37 million in capital investment over a 15 year period.

These 60 new incented positions will pay a minimum of 125 percent of Davis County’s average yearly wage including benefits. Wages over the lifetime of the agreement will total more than $68 million. In addition, Orbit will pay approximately $22.2 million in new state taxes over 10 years.

“Orbit is a family company with deep roots in Northern Utah.We are optimistic about our future growth and equally as thrilled to be able to bring jobs back to our community.” Orbit CEO, KC Ericksen, said.

Founded in Davis County over 40 years ago, Orbit distributes their 2,000 products to more than 40 countries in five continents. Most of Orbit’s design, manufacturing, production and warehousing occur at their North Salt Lake headquarters as well.

Utah’s manufacturing sector is the third largest employment sector in Utah, comprising about 9.6 percent of Utah’s workers, totaling more than 114,700 people. Workers in this sector also receive wages that are 22 percent higher than the average monthly wage in Utah. Utah Pulse