Orizon Aerostructures plans $45 million Grove plant expansion, adding 60 jobs
GROVE, Okla — Orizon Aerostructures, a Kansas City, Missouri, commercial, military and defense and general aviation manufacturing company, is expanding its existing operation on Grand Lake with a $45 million investment and bringing 60 new jobs to the area, The Oklahoman reports.
Salaries will range from $17 to $20 an hour plus benefits. Formerly known as Precision Aero Group, Orizon currently employs 149 workers at its Grove plant.
For years, tourism was the area’s main economic development source. But a growing aerospace sector – companies like Valence Pride Plating, Ferra Engineering, Malone’s CNC Machining, Inc. and Orizon – are boosting the economy.
Orizon will expand the existing 140,000-square-foot building by an additional 80,000 square-feet, Charlie Newell, Orizon CEO, told The Oklahoman. The company plans to install six Ecospeed machines which manufactures parts for the F-35.
READ MORE by Sheila Stogsdill For The Oklahoman. Courtesy photo.