Parker Hannifin bringing 77 new jobs to Ogden

Thursday , January 11, 2018 - 6:01 PM

MITCH SHAW, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — A national aerospace company will move some of its labor force to Weber County, bringing new jobs and tax revenue.

The Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development announced Thursday that Parker Hannifin Corporation will relocate some operations and equipment from California to Ogden. The company recently chose their existing Ogden facility as the new location for its repair and overhaul operation in its Control Systems Division.

The division designs and manufactures flight control equipment.

According to the office’s press release, the move will create 77 jobs over the next six years and projected new state tax revenues — from corporate, payroll and sales taxes — are estimated to reach $6.7 million over the same time period.

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In the press release, Doug Dilley, commercial business unit manager for Parker Hannifin’s Control Systems operation in Ogden, said the economic climate in Utah is ideal for business development.

"And the area is an excellent place for our team members to live and work," Dilley said.

The company can earn back up to 15 percent of the new state taxes they will pay over the six-year life of the agreement as part of a state tax credit rebate program.

As part of the contract with Parker Hannifin, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board of Directors approved a post-performance tax credit of up to $1 million. Each year the company meets the criteria in its contract with the state, it will earn a portion of the total tax credit rebate.

The contract stipulates that wages associated with the new work are required to exceed 110 percent of the county average wage. The projected new state wages over the life of the six-year agreement are expected to be approximately $17.8 million, according to the state.

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