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Outsourced Jobs Return to USA, Aerospace and Oil Expand 2012 - 2022

Updated on May 30, 2014
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Proposed Antimatter Spaceship for Mars Missions | Source

Real Change 2012 - 2022

Ohio may not have a passenger train system in the 2010s, but Governor John Kasich and the businesses of the state are bringing back jobs that were outsourced prior to 2010.

Another priority is the growing of the oil, natural gas, and aerospace sectors of Ohio Industry. With these growth areas comes additional increase in Information Technology (IT) jobs as well and according to some news sources, Cloud Computing is one of the next big sectors to demand trained workers.

In addition, discrepancies, poor data, and questionable academic results among K-12 schools in the Buckeye State are being handled swiftly with corrections and warranted personnel changes. Effective education for equipping Ohio youth to handle new jobs in the near furture is of utmost importance. The 2012 discovery, then, that school personnel were dis-enrolling and re-enrolling students in ways that bypassed Standardized Testing failure (low score) accumulations was met head on for the good of students and ultimately, business. School Year 2012 - 2013 was to be free of these machinations.

The information below describes the industrial growth areas of the State of Ohio, with a discussion of 500 returning jobs at the end of this Hub.

Ohio Space Corridor

This is also EPA Region 5 Superfund, including Wight-Patterson, to enhance national security, reclaim unused land for use, prevent chemical hazards, etc.
This is also EPA Region 5 Superfund, including Wight-Patterson, to enhance national security, reclaim unused land for use, prevent chemical hazards, etc. | Source

Columbus, Ohio in the representation below is not an official part of the Ohio Space Corridor, although it may become such in the 2010s. Columbus is home to several facilities that are involved in the Aerospace Industry and related Information Technology (IT), related electrical component manufacture, related research projects, as well as others. Professor/Senator/Colonel John Glenn, former astronaut, maintains an office and class schedule at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

Many aerospace companies in the state are located outside of the Ohio Space Corridor as well (see list below).

Aircraft Cockpit Instruments
Aircraft Cockpit Instruments | Source

Top Ohio Aerospace Manufacturers


  • 3455 Cross Road, Winchester OH

Aeronautical and Astronautical Research Laboratories

  • 2300 West Case Road, Columbus OH 43235
  • A division of The Ohio State University

Aerospace Medicine

  • Dayton, Ohio

Aerospace Research Systems

  • 905 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati OH 45245

Barnes Aerospace

  • 9826 Crescent Park Drive, West Chester OH

Battelle Memorial Institute

  • 506 King Avenue, Columbus OH 43201
  • Located across King Ave. from The Ohio State University

BF Goodrich Aerospace

  • 1555 Corporate Woods Parkway, Uniontown OH
  • BF Goodrich began as a well known maker of tires.


  • 7370 Alan Schwarzwalder Street, Columbus OH

Cincinnati Control Dynamics

  • 4924 Para Drive, Cincinnati OH 45237

DCME Aerospace

  • 8400 Mayfield Road # 1, Chesterland OH 44026

Kratos Derfense

  • 4027 Colonel Glenn Highway, Beavercreek OH 45431

Lockheed Information Management

  • 2222 Dividend Drive, Columbus OH

Lockheed Martin

  • Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Springfield

Noir Aircraft Services Inc.

  • 16401 Miles Avenue, Cleveland OH 44128

Oribtal Research

  • Cleveland, Ohio

Pallas Systems LLC

  • P.O. Box 27, Springfield OH 45501

Raytheon Co.

  • Fairborn, Lima

Snow Aviation International

  • 7201 Paul Tibbets Street # 330, Columbus OH 43217
  • Paul Tibbets piloted the Enola Gay, which bombed Hiroshima. He retired and died in Columbus.

Sunrise Innovations

  • 7735 Ragall Parkway, Cleveland OH 44130

Wave Technologies

  • Dayton, Ohio

Wolfden Carbon Fiber Solutions, Inc.

  • 3991 Fondorf Drive Columbus, Ohio 43228

Recovery and Moving Forward

Fairborn OH:
Fairborn, OH, USA

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Near the northern terminus of the Ohio Space Corridor

Cincinnati OH:
Cincinnati, OH, USA

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Southern terminus of the Ohio Space Corridor

Longaberger Basket Company, Dresden Ohio:
Dresden, OH 43821, USA

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Famous basket company brings 500 pottery jobs back to Ohio from overseas. Pottery in the eastern half of Ohio was a traditional industry 1600s -2000.

Cambridge OH:
Cambridge, OH 43725, USA

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Center of state region developing oil and natural gas resources in the 2010s. Also a center of pottery factories up through the mid-20th Century.

NASA Commercial Crew - Private Industry


500 Jobs Return

Newark Headquarters on State Route 16.
Newark Headquarters on State Route 16. | Source

Made In America

Ohio Manufacturing Boost

The Longaberger company often holds it conventions in Columbus, Ohio and we hear about specific sales awards given via the local News Radio broadcasts. On Friday 08/03/12, the leadership announced sales records for the year and were happy about the expansion of their customer base in home furnishings and related retail. They also announced the return of 500 jobs to Ohio that had previously been outsourced overseas. This is a boot to Ohio manufacturing that adds to new jobs already emerging in aerospace components and automotive parts and components.

As thrilling as the jobs announcement sounded, the process of bringing back lost jobs would be delayed somewhat by the need to install new pottery kilns at Longaberger. You see, they'd never had kilns before, relying on other companies for pottery to sell. However, the 500 jobs to come to Ohio outnumber the company's 2009 layoffs by 200 positions. The prospect of more jobs and Ohio-made pottery enhanced the company's Made In America image. This is expressly gratifying, given the history of pottery making in Eastern Ohio.

Natural gas is becoming less expensive in Ohio in the early 2010s, so gas-powered kilns in Dresden are a cost-saving idea. As a reference, Columbia Gas announced that monthly Budget Gas account averages would reduce by $9.00/month for the 2012 - 2013 heating season. At the same time, Longaberger leaders heard reports of government mandated wage increases in China that would cut company profits if their pottery manufacturing jobs were kept in that country. It makes sense in several ways to return to Ohio.

Job outsourcing for pottery items was done by Ohio pottery manufacturers from whom Longaberger bought products; the pottery manufacturing in Dresden will be new. Related to that, customers will likely surge into the store at Longaberger Homestead to purchase the additional Made In America goods sometime in 2013.

The pottery industry has been a major economic contributor to Eastern Ohio for hundreds of years. My father worked in the pottery factory in Cambridge while he attended high school and worked on his dad's farm. I think pottery was his favorite job and he made friends there, working himself up to a crew leader type of position. Many of the local farm families sent someone to work in that factory over the decades.

Other business besides baskets and pottery:

  • Longaberger Golf Club - An award-winning, daily-fee course at Licking/Muskingum County line. Golf Digest's annual ranking of the Best 100 Public Golf Courses placed it at Number 56 for 2011 - 2012. Previously, it had ranked near the bottom.
  • Newark Metropolitan Hotel - Not owned by Longaberger, but this hotel opened in early August 2012 near the golf course, offering golfing packages at Longaberger Golf Club.
  • The Inn at Dresden - Located in the birthplace of company founder David Longaberger (1934 - 1999), whose father worked for the Dresden Basket Company until it closed during The Great Depression. 209 Ames Drive - Dresden, Ohio (OH) 43821. Toll Free Phone: 1 (800) DRESDEN.

Longaberger Facilities: HQ, Factory and Store

Longaberger Basket Home Office:
1360 W Main St, Newark, OH 43055, USA

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Longaberger Plant/Factory:
17 E 5th St, Dresden, OH 43821, USA

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Longaberger Homestead:
5563 Raiders Rd, Frazeysburg, OH 43822, USA

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Shopping, dinning, and other activities in a 6-block area in the Village of Dresden.


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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      5 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      @Dennis AuBuchon - It is good to hear from a fellow Ohioan. Things are looking up in the state.

    • Dennis AuBuchon profile image

      Dennis AuBuchon 

      5 years ago

      I live in the state of Ohio and this information is well presented. The details are fantastic and I want to thank you for sharing this information. It is a sign of greater things to come for the state of Ohio. I voted up, awesome and interesting along with pinning, tweeting and sharing on Facebook.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      6 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      It is outstanding news! Ohio has brought back about double the jobs officials predicted already. This must keep going to help our economy.

    • Alysia Ann Priami profile image

      Alysia Priami 

      6 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      This is excellent news!

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      7 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      I also hopes it spreads, and quickly! Thanks for posting, TToombs08.

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      Terrye Toombs 

      7 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Patty, this is great news for Ohio! I hope it spreads to the rest of the US! Fantastic hub, filled with excellent information and hope. Voted up and more!


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