Oxnard, Calif.-based Arcturus Aerospace is moving its operations to Little Rock, according to a statement from the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. The move will bring nine jobs to the city.
Arcturus Aerospace, founded in 1984, is an AS9100D certified operation that provides both quality and on-time delivery of CNC machined parts to aircraft manufacturers. As part of the relocation, the company will create six high-paying jobs in the initial phase; in addition, three management positions will be relocating to Little Rock.
“We are thrilled to relocate to Little Rock and join the momentum of the region’s growing aviation industry,” said Mark Greenwell, owner of Arcturus Aerospace. “Little Rock and Arkansas provide our company a skilled workforce, logistical advantages and a competitive business climate.”
Greenwell left Arkansas more than 33 years ago to begin his career in the U.S. Navy aviation service working with F-18’s and HH60 Sea Hawk helicopters.
Arcturus Aerospace joins a growing aviation and aerospace sector in Metro Little Rock. Employment of aviation and aerospace related jobs in the region is 33% above the national average. In addition, aerospace is Arkansas #1 export, accounting for more than $1 billion in annual exports.
“We’ve worked hard to make Arkansas a great choice for small businesses, especially those that are high-tech, and aerospace is a dynamic and growing industry for us,” said Gov. Asa Hutchinson. “I find it especially gratifying to see that veteran-owned Arcturus is taking advantage of our business climate to both relocate and hire locally.”