Ferra Aerospace landing in Grove
GROVE, Okla. — Ferra Aerospace is constructing a 35,000-square-foot plant east of Grove near the local airport. The Australian firm manufactures aerospace parts, including air frame and wing components.
The new Ferra manufacturing plant will assemble aerospace parts, some of which will be used in the new F-35 military aircraft and the Black Hawk helicopter. The company employs 11 workers and plans to hire up to 15 more when the plant begins operation by mid-July. Ferra expects to employ 100 workers by 2020.
The starting salary will be about $34,000 plus benefits. Delaware County’s average weekly wage is $566, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ferra has spent $1.2 million in manufacturing and processing services in Grove and northeast Oklahoma during the past year.
According to its website, Ferra is a supplier to the some of the largest organizations in the world, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman and Airbus. The company also produces medical devices for the health care industry and components used to make solar panels and wind turbines.
Source: The Oklahoman