Update: Airborne ECS To Expand Its St. George Office

$20 million CAPEX

73 jobs

November 12, 2020

The Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) and the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) are pleased to announce that Airborne ECS will expand its facility in St. George, Utah, creating up to 73 new high-paying jobs in the next seven years.  The company projects capital expenditures of $20 million associated with the expansion.

“We’re happy that Airborne has decided to expand its St. George location,” said Val Hale, GOED’s executive director. “This expansion will create high-paying jobs for engineers and technicians with salaries much higher than the area’s average wage.”

Airborne designs and integrates the assembly of complex environmental control systems (ECS) for aerospace applications. Airborne is the only company that gives its customers full digital control over all environmental aspects, including pressure, volume and temperature. The company fabricates the world’s lightest, most cost-effective ECS using composites and 3-D printed materials, all designed in-house.

“We’re doing something special here,” said Brian McCann, CEO of Airborne ECS. “Next-gen aerospace is interesting because of the technological and economic upside. There’s a lot of momentum building up to challenge traditional industry dogma and bureaucracy through the power of advanced analytics and data collection. Airborne has a lot of momentum in that regard, and we’re excited to make our long-term home in St. George.”

The GOED Board has approved a post-performance tax credit not to exceed $1,433,643. Each year that Airborne ECS meets the criteria in its contract with the state, it will earn a portion of the total tax credit.

“Congratulations to St. George Area Economic Development and the City of St. George on the area’s continued aerospace growth, as well as their securing a new tenant for the Tech Ridge development. Gregg McArthur, Rusty Hughes, and Shirlayne Quayle did the heavy lifting on this project and we appreciate their energy and leadership,” said Theresa A. Foxley, president and CEO of EDCUtah.

“Just as RAM Company has experienced, we believe that Airborne will find the quality of the region’s workforce, distribution infrastructure, and quality of life to be top-notch,” Foxley continued.

Colby Cooley, vice president of business development, supported this project for EDCUtah. For more information on this or other projects, contact Colby at 801-323-4250,

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Erin Farr

Vice President of Business Development