ST. LOUIS: The Boeing Company today announced that Ohio will benefit from approximately 690 total jobs and an estimated $33 million in annual economic impact if the Boeing NewGen Tanker is selected as the U.S. Air Force‘s next aerial refueling aircraft.
Currently, Boeing works with 500 suppliers/vendors in Ohio, resulting in an estimated $4.7 billion in annual economic impact and supporting an estimated 190,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state.
One of Boeing’s key Ohio suppliers is Ravenna-based Allen Aircraft
Products, a leader in the production of aircraft fluid systems
components and metal finishing processing for both commercial and military aircraft.
“Allen Aircraft and its workers are proud to be a part of a Boeing
team that is ready to provide the taxpayer with the best tanker,” said
Neil Mann Jr., president, Allen Aircraft Products. “This partnership
between Allen and Boeing’s talented U.S. work force will deliver a
much-needed economic boost to Ohio communities and the most capable
tanker at the best price to the Air Force.”