The Central Ohio Aerospace & Technology Center is among Ohio's top five largest concentrations of the
aerospace and defense industry. Combined, the employers at the Aerospace Center employ 1,350 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 partners, ACIMA and C1 Professionals, 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.
Heath Rec Center
The City of Heath operates an on-site recreation center which is convenient for on-site personnel. See the amenities section for more background.
A manufacturer and bottler of diesel exhaust fluid systems and windshield wiper fluid is located in a Port Authority facility in Union Township, Licking County.
Samuel Strapping 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.
xperion Energy & Environment
A leading manufacturer of Type 4 CNG cylinders. xperion is a world leader in composite manufacturing, providing lightweight solutions for automotive, heavy duty and gas transportation. The company opened its new facility in 2015.
The Heath Plant for the gas compressors manufacturer is located on the South Campus of the Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center.