Avionics manufacturer Astronautics Corp. of America is relocating its Milwaukee-area facilities to allow for further expansion and to be closer to Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport, the company said late last week. Astronautics plans to move its corporate headquarters by the fall, followed by its other Milwaukee-area facilities in the coming years. When fully consolidated, there will be 450 employees at the new Oak Creek location, with room for growth. None of its other worldwide facilities will be affected by the move.
Astronautics said its consolidated Milwaukee facility will provide a more collaborative work environment, while the integration of its engineering and manufacturing workforce will improve operational efficiencies. Additionally, the city of Oak Creek physically positions Astronautics near General Mitchell International Airport and the I-94 corridor.
“The new facility will allow us to better serve our customers through increased innovation and more rapid product development,” said Astronautics president Chad Cundiff. “The ability to consolidate Astronautics’ engineering, manufacturing, and administrative/support operations into a single space will allow us to continue to lead the market in quickly developing breakthrough products that solve our customers’ toughest technical challenges.”
Astronautics plans to immediately recruit from Oak Creek and the surrounding communities for its manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain workforce, and also has a career fair planned there on April 13.