85 years in the making.
There weren't a lot of people filled with optimism in 1932, with the Great Depression taking a particular toll on America's heartland. But there were some people who thought things were looking up - literally.
On March 7 of 1932, Muncie Aviation rolled open the hangar doors for the first time.
Founded by Edmund F. Ball, one of the sons of the original Ball Brothers (famous for the Ball Glass Jars), the new company began as a dealer for Waco, soon adding Beechcraft and Aeronca. In 1936, the company took possession of its first Piper J-2 Cub, beginning a relationship with Piper that continues to this day. Muncie Aviation was in the Ball family for seventy-three years, when they decided to sell the company to the employees. On December 22, 2004, Muncie Aviation Company became 100% employee-owned, known as an ESOP.
As the years have passed, the fortunes of our industry have changed. But throughout the ups and downs, Muncie Aviation has continued its pursuit to provide excellent service to the general aviation community. We continue to fly at the leading edge, and hope that you will join us.
100% Employee Owned
Everytime you speak with an employee, you are speaking with an owner. Each of us is deeply vested in the success of Muncie Aviation, and in providing you with top-quality customer service and care.
Interested in joining the team?
Muncie Aviation Company
5201 North Walnut Street
Muncie, IN 47303
Call: (765) 289.7141
Fax: (765) 289.0145
Why Work for Us?
Live. Work. Play.
We stand behind our CLEAR values of:
At Muncie Aviation we aren’t just employees. We are parents, community volunteers and sports enthusiasts who enjoy our time with family and friends in Muncie, Indiana. If you share our values, start your search for a new career at Muncie Aviation!
Benefits of an employee-owned company
Job security -
Research studies consistently show that employee-owned companies perform better than companies that are not employee owned. Our company has grown and prospered since becoming an ESOP.
Together we achieve more -
Employees tend to work harder when they’ve got some “skin in the game.” Being able to directly benefit from the overall success and profitability of the company adds significant financial motivation to work harder, think creatively, and work efficiently as a team. This synergy creates a far more rewarding work environment.
Enjoy more retirement assets -
Most companies offer their employees a 401(k). TMC offers their employees a 401(k) in addition to their ESOP retirement savings plan. In fact, according to a 2010 study, 56% of ESOP companies offer their employees at least one additional retirement savings plan on top of their ESOP. As such, employees of ESOP companies tend to have far more in retirement assets than workers in comparable non-ESOP companies.
Incredible growth potential -
The value of the ESOP is dependent on the success and profitability of the company, so the value of ESOP shares can fluctuate over time. Generally, a 7% growth is average, but if the company does especially well, there can be incredible share value increases year to year. Over time, ESOP allocations can add up to large numbers. Plus, unlike a 401(k), employees do not contribute any of their own money towards their ESOP, so anything they receive is extra and at no cost to them.
A rare benefit -
An ESOP is an amazing benefit that is incredibly rare to come by, as there are only approximately 10,000 ESOPs in place nationwide. Muncie Aviation is a proud ESOP, and received the Indiana ESOP of the Year award in 2011.
A new addition to the campus - an employee gym overlooking the runway at KMIE.