Contributing to our diverse economy, aerospace and defense manufacturers, position Muskegon County as a significant supplier in the nation’s national security. Global firms in the aerospace and defense industries, such as GE Aviation, Howmet, and Kaydon Corporation are all thriving in Muskegon County and help make this area the largest cluster of aerospace manufacturing in the U.S.


Aerospace & Defense in Muskegon County by thenumbers...

Avg Yearly Earnings
Top 5 Occupations 
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Machinists
  • Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers
  • Inspectors, Testers, Sorters
  • Mechanical Engineers

Case Study:

Howmet Aerospace
Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc. has been a manufacturing leader since 1951. Today, Howmet Aerospace is a leading global provider of solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries including engine products, fastening systems, engineered structures and forged wheels.

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Howmet Aerospace

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