Northrop Grumman expands facility in Beavercreek, Ohio, continues to add manufacturing jobs

Announcement builds on company's 35-year heritage in Dayton, Ohio

September 24, 2018 Photo(s): By Northrop Grumman
Wendy Williams (center), vice president, aerospace structures, and Richard Passmore, director, Dayton operations cut the ribbon on a new operational area for Northrop Grumman's Innovation Systems Dayton facility alongside (l-r) Tim Sweeney from JobsOhio, Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone, State Rep. Rick Perales, US Representative Mike Turner (OH), US Air Force Colonel Bill Patrick, FD Stonewater Principal Claiborne Williams and State Senator Bob Hackett.

Northrop Grumman Corporation, joined by US Representative Mike Turner (OH) and members of Ohio's state and local delegations, officially opened a new operational area of its Beavercreek facility today and reaffirmed its intent to add manufacturing jobs at the site.

Elected officials joined local employees to cut the ribbon on the new section of the facility that delivers important capabilities at Northrop Grumman's Beavercreek manufacturing center. For more than three decades, Ohio employees have manufactured advanced aerospace and defense products in the Dayton aerospace sector that support the US and its global allies. Recent facility upgrades have enabled new work on strategic aerospace programs to come to the site, diversifying the portfolio of work and bringing new jobs to the area.

"Northrop Grumman has expanded our operations in Beavercreek and grown our aerospace workforce at this site by more than 50 percent since early 2017. This has been possible through the development of advanced technologies and innovation by our team, coupled with partnerships with the state of Ohio and the Greene County Community Improvement Corporation," said Wendy Williams, vice president and general manager, aerospace structures, Northrop Grumman. "We greatly appreciate the strong support from state and local partners and our federal delegation."

The Beavercreek facility was expanded by 35,000 square feet in 2017-2018 as a result of additional work and a recent award of an approximate $90 million contract to supply high temperature composites for the US military. The 154,000-square-foot facility currently has more than 140 employees and produces advanced aerospace and defense composite structures.

"This expansion signifies the commitment Northrop Grumman has to its employees, the community and the state of Ohio to continue bringing high quality manufacturing work into the area," said Richard Passmore, director of operations, aerospace structures-Dayton, Northrop Grumman. "We value our partnership with state, city and county officials and thank them for their continued support."

In addition to the work at Beavercreek, Northrop Grumman also supports customers located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base including the Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.