Manufacturing employment grew in Ogden nearly 18 percent between 2012 and 2017, according to Global Trade. That means these days the city’s labor force produces $3.2 billion worth of manufacturing exports.
Aerospace is a key part of the industry there, especially since the city is just two miles from Hill Air Force Base. ATK, which builds weapons systems for the U.S. military, has an operation in Ogden, as does Parker Hannifin, which makes aircraft hydraulic and control systems.
Other manufacturers include Chromalox (heating elements), JBT Aerotech (commercial aircraft boarding bridges), Levelor (window blinds), and Kimberly-Clark (diapers).