The Central Ohio Aerospace & Technology Center is
a cluster of diverse, critical industries engaged in aerospace, defense,
food, metals, energy, and life science industries.
Combined, the employers at the Aerospace Center employ over 1,400 people.
The Port Authority enjoys a strong working relationship with its existing customers, testimony for others
to locate at the Aerospace Center campus.
The Boeing Company
Boeing-Heath is the largest employer on the Aerospace Center campus. The Heath plant is recognized within The Boeing Company as a Strategic Fabrication Center for small-scale assembly, integration and test for electronics, guidance, and navigation systems.
Boeing's strategic partners include
Northrop Grumman, and
The Air Force Metrology and Calibration Program (AFMETCAL) division's mission is to develop and sustain precision measurement capabilities ensuring accurate, reliable, and safe air and space weapon systems performance.
Bionetics and its contract partner, ARTi, Inc, hold the government contract for metrology and calibration to manage the Air Force Primary Standards Laboratory, a model for outsourcing of a government laboratory.
Bionetics Defense Engineering Services Group
Bionetics DESG provides maintenance, overhaul and repair of the inertial guidance systems for missiles. Bionetics DESG has offices and labs in the Horton Building on the campus and clean room space in the Boeing Building.
The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is on-site at the Aerospace Center ensuring the Department of Defense contracts in the region are delivered on time and to specifications.
Homestead Beer Company
A craft brewer occupies 831 Irving Wick Drive West, a former technical orders building housing Air Force work papers on the Base Campus. The brewery is the largest brewery in Licking County.
Samuel Packaging Systems
The Toronto, Canada-headquartered company opened on the South Campus of the Aerospace and Technology Center in 2007 with a steel fabrication manufacturing operation with a state-of-the-art heat-treat line as part of its production capabilities.
The labs and regional offices for this NDT (non destructive testing) company have a long history in Heath. MISTRAS is located in a state-of-the-art facility located on the South Campus of the Aerospace Center.
Licking County Emergency Management Agency
The Licking County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for Homeland Security, the Regional Communications Center (911), and Safety Services operations within Licking County.
The Cutting-edge brain tissue research and development began in a cleanroom here in 2020.
Viking Cylinders is the North American brand from Hexagon Ragasco, the world’s leading producer of composite LPG cylinders. The innovative composite propane gas cylinders have been in production since 1996, and more than 15 million have been sold worldwide.
The Newark Plant for the gas compressor component manufacturing is located on the South Campus of the Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center. The plant was expanded in 2020.
The protein bar producer has leased space on International Drive for a new production building that will be ready in 1Q 2021.