Orbital ATK to expand operations in Mesa, AZ

By John Liang / March 29, 2018 at 4:46 PM

Orbital ATK announced plans today to expand the company's production facility in Mesa, AZ.

The new 36,000-square-foot facility will support the company's ability to increase production capacity through collocating Orbital ATK's warehouse and manufacturing operations into one site. Its current site builds the Bushmaster family of medium-caliber cannons that are supplied to the U.S. military and more than 50 other countries.

When complete, the capital investment will nearly double Orbital ATK's current production capacity and help address future growth requirements as U.S. and allied militaries are increasing their current defense capabilities in response to worldwide threats, according to a company statement.

The expanded facility is scheduled to become fully operational before the end of the year, the statement reads. The factory currently employs nearly 200 full-time workers and the company plans to add an additional 50 to 60 new engineering, program management and manufacturing technicians as a result of the increased campus footprint.

"This will include the fully modernized and secure production facility and separate operations headquarters where engineering, program management, business development and various operations support activities occur," Orbital said.