Defense

With Northeast Indiana’s intelligence and capabilities, defense contractors bring in millions of dollars each year, and employ thousands of specialized personnel who continue developing products that change the nation.

Northeast Indiana offers a wide range of products and services that require a skilled and specialized workforce. Finding existing talent and developing new talent is always an obstacle. However, the region has been successful with honing in on specialized skill-sets for a booming defense industry.

 

Defense

 

Northeast Indiana Major Employers 

(Whitley County companies listed in bold)

BAE Systems Platform Solutions
1,150
Raytheon Systems Co.
950
Exelis Inc.
888
C & A Tool Engineering Inc.
576
Ultra Electronics – USSI
386
SKF Reelcraft
210
Riverside Manufacturing
205
Stuart Manufacturing
138
General Dynamics C4 Systems 75
Rhinehart Finishing LLC
61

Whitley County Wages

Occupation
Average Wage
Software Developers, Applications
$68,833
Electrical Engineers
$68,234
Mechanical Engineers
$64,228
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$49,908
First-line Supervisor/Managers of Production and Operating Workers
$55,280
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
$28,866
Team Assemblers
$33,303
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers & Weighers
$32,237

 

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Download the Northeast Indiana Defense Brochure

 

Sources: Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, EMSI 2015.2 Class of Worker, QCEW, Gil Perry PTAC Counselor-Trainer

 

 

 

ussi "Frankly, not only  is Northeast Indiana a great place to do business, but the cost of doing business is much cheaper in Whitley County than in Virginia. We stayed in Whitley County because there was absolutely no reason to leave and because we had local cooperation at virtually every step of the process." —Joe Peters, President of Ultra Electronics–USSI         Defense_profile_image  Download the full Defense profile sheet.