Aviation manufacturer expands in Ozark
The Chamber and its economic development arm, the Springfield Business Development Corporation, are excited to join in announcing a new manufacturing win for our regional partners in Christian County.
Alpine Aviation Group, Inc., an aerospace-focused advanced manufacturing company, is expanding into Missouri with a new facility that will be used to assemble wiring harnesses for aircraft in Ozark. The new facility is expected to create 39 new jobs in the region. Chamber economic development staff worked with Show Me Christian County to attract Alpine Aviation Group's operations to the Springfield region.
"We are honored to receive Alpine Aviation Group as the newest member of the Christian County Business community,” said Andrea Sitzes, President and CEO of Show Me Christian County. “Alpine is adding a tremendous amount of value to our area, both from an economic and workforce perspective, and we could not be more excited to see them continue to grow and flourish in Christian County."
“It is our privilege to have the opportunity to establish a company in the Ozarks,” said Terry Cedar, Director of Aviation Electrical Manufacturing. “Alpine is looking forward to bringing innovative designs throughout not only the aerospace industry but beyond.”
The City of Ozark, Show Me Christian County, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Partnership and the Missouri Department of Economic Development all worked to bring Alpine Aviation Group to Missouri.
“We are excited to welcome Alpine Aviation Group to the Ozark community,” Governor Mike Parson said. “The company is bringing quality, high-paying jobs to the many hardworking individuals who call Missouri home. Alpine’s investment is a testament to Missouri’s leadership in aerospace manufacturing and innovation, and we look forward to working together as the company continues to grow and invest in our state.”
From Charles Lindbergh, to the Mercury and Apollo space programs, to the latest in aerospace innovation today, Missouri has led the way in every aspect of aviation for nearly 100 years and that leadership continues today. Statewide, Missouri is home to more than 100 aerospace manufacturing companies, and Missouri talent builds the F/A-18, F-15, EA-18G, MQ-25 and the new USAF T-X Trainer, along with composite parts for the 777X and more.