The Northern Utah Economic Alliance (NUEA), Weber County, Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah), and the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (GOEO) are pleased to announce that Chromalox is expanding their manufacturing facility and adding up to 150 jobs to Utah over the next ten years.
“The significance of Chromalox’s expansion is not just about creating jobs in northern Utah, and not just about expanding business opportunities and expanding the tax base,” said Stephanie Russell, economic development director of Weber County. “It’s a key example of the Weber County and Weber County Commissioners’ vision to create quality of life and sustainability for generations to come.”
Chromalox is a global provider of electric thermal technologies. The company invented electric heating technology, beginning with an innovative solution 100 years ago when a self-taught engineer invented the first metal-sheathed resistance heating element. The metal sheathed heating elements were initially designed for household appliances but were adapted for use in heavy industrial and highly advanced heating applications. This advanced thermal technology launched an entire industry. That pioneering, innovative spirit continues today.
The Ogden facility has served as the cornerstone of the company’s advanced thermal manufacturing operations for the last 47 years and is one of four state-of-the-art Chromalox manufacturing plants throughout the world. The expansion will allow the company to increase capacity, create jobs, and advance new manufacturing technology while also implementing key technology and systems.
“This building and facility has been on the front lines of a thriving industry,” said Roberto Potenza, Chromalox director of operations. “Now, this is where a transformation will take place that will not only impact the future of the company but further expand our partnership with Ogden and Weber County to add 100,000 square feet to our current 186,000 square foot facility.”
“This expansion is a testament of our commitment to innovation and growth,” Potenza added. “We are proud to be a part of Utah’s vital and thriving business economy and community. And, as we enjoy the picturesque landscape so close to home, we are grateful for the inspiration to the working name of this project – the Rocky Mountain Expansion.”
“Chromalox is a longtime established industrial employer in northern Utah,” said Chris Roybal, president of NUEA. “Their continued expansion and capital investment in our market is a strong indicator that we continue to be a leader in advanced manufacturing.”
"Chromalox's strategic decision to expand its Utah footprint underscores Weber County’s dedication to the businesses and residents within their community," said Ryan Starks, executive director of the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity. "As a longstanding pillar in industrial innovation, Chromalox's commitment to growth not only reinforces Utah’s position as a hub for advanced manufacturing but also showcases their dedication to fostering economic prosperity in northern Utah."
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