Our Customers

The Port Authority is property manager for the Central Ohio Aerospace & Technology Center. Our customers include operations for Fortune 100 companies to small businesses.

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 2,050 people. See the latest Fact Sheet: Impact Story

The Port Authority enjoys a strong working relationship with its existing customers, testimony for others to locate at the Aerospace Center campus.

Our Employers

The Central Ohio Aerospace & Technology Center has a diverse array of companies.

Base Campus

  • Guidance Systems
  • The Boeing Company
  • Bionetics DESG
  • DCMA – Dayton-Heath
  • Allied Barton Security Services


  • Bionetics AFPSL
  • ARTi,Inc


  • Homestead Beer Company
  • EMA – 911 Center
  • Neurxstem
  • Port Authority

South Campus

  • Kaiser Aluminum
  • Samuel Packaging Systems
  • MISTRAS Group
  • Ariel Corp.
  • GB Food
  • Gushen America
  • Gathered Foods
  • Viking Cylinders
  • Sportsman’s Outdoors
  • Nature’s One
  • KeHo Foods
  • Prudential Cleanroom Services
  • Amgen
  • Behr Paint Company

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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DCMA Dayton-Heath

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.
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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 production brewery in Licking County.
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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.

Viking Cylinders

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.

Ariel Corporation

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.

GB Food

A British-Chinese venture which produces soy protein crisps as an ingredient in various plant-based foods.

Nature’s One

Production of organic infant formula began in 2020 in a new, clean state-of-the-art facility.


Cleanroom-based research and development is underway on a platform that mimics human central nervous systems.

KeHo Foods

The protein bar producer has leased space on International Drive for a new production building that will be ready in 1Q 2021.

Prudential Cleanroom Services

Cleanroom garments are provided by Prudential to life sciences, semiconductor, and micro electronic customers who operate cleanrooms.  Prudential is retrofitting a shell building it purchased in 2022 on International Drive.  Buildout of the building will continue into 2024.


Amgen is a pharma provider engaged in assembly, integration, and test of equipment at a spec building which opened in June 2022 on James Parkway.

Gushen America

Gushen provides soy isolates to the plant-based food industry.

Behr Paint Company

Behr will open a new manufacturing and distribution facility, the third largest building on the campus, in 2023.  Behr will manufacture coatings in a state-of-the-art new, rail-served facility.