ATK will be evaluating the state and local incentives and will be making a decision in the near future. ATK is considering an investment of over $250 million in the construction of a new composites manufacturing facility as it considers expanding its business in commercial aerospace. If ATK decides to construct the new facility in Utah, it would ramp up the 800 new positions at an average of 175% of the Davis County average wage. Over the 20 year period, the new positions would receive wages of $1.6 billion.
“This potential capital and workforce investment in Utah will further strengthen Utah’s position as a world leader in Aviation and Aerospace composites. It will also benefit hundreds of Utah families and the communities in which they live. ATK has been and will continue to be a major employer and contributor to the high quality of life our citizens enjoy,” said Governor Jon Huntsman.
ATK is a $4.6 billion Aerospace and Defense Company with operations located in 21 states, employing over 17,000 staff. The workforce in Utah is 5,840. ATK has a unique suite of advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities for a diverse range of products and platforms. Their business is to design, fabricate, and integrate composite structures for the aerospace industry, military, commercial and space (NASA) applications. ATK’s standard composite products consist of military and commercial aircraft structures and assemblies; launch vehicle structures such as nose cones, fairings, interstage, and heat shields; rocket and missile cases; and other specialty structures for the aerospace industry.