Port Authority Approves Three Leases: 140,700 Square Feet Leased to Two Companies

Jan 23, 2019 | News, Newsletter

Beth Huber.
Clinton County Port Authority.

(WILMINGTON, OHIO) The Clinton County Port Authority (Port Authority) Board of Directors recently approved three facility leases representing nearly 140,700 square feet of space in three buildings at the Wilmington Air Park.

“These leases are with businesses currently at the Air Park,” said Dan Evers, Executive Director of the Clinton County Port Authority. “Their businesses are growing, and we are glad to accommodate that.”

Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES), a division of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has leased over 15,000 square feet in the building immediately adjacent to the newest hangar. The Port Authority and AMES are working together to complete some building upgrades and modifications to support their expected operations.

“We are in need of additional space to expand our component shop to meet our customer’s demands and the location adjacent to the hangars is ideal,” said Jim Savastano, General Manager for AMES.

Santa Rosa Systems (SRS) first leased space at the Air Park in 2015, starting with 50,000 square feet. Since then they have expanded operations to encompass more than 150,000 square feet for fabrication and manufacturing of material handling equipment. It has agreed to lease nearly 98,000 square feet in two buildings.

“SRS expects to occupy over 50,000 square feet for the next few months as it prepares a large order for shipment,” said Evers. “This space will allow them to accumulate the finished product in a common space as they complete the work, and then to expedite shipping it to their customer.”

The balance of the space leased to SRS will be for a longer term and will accommodate fabrication and manufacturing space, as well as a small amount of storage space for stock and competed equipment. SRS is a division of Material Handling Systems (MHS) based in Kentucky.

“Both AMES and SRS elected to grow at the Air Park,” said Evers. “Their investment in our community allows for the continued growth of the workforce, as well as preserves current employees. We appreciate their commitment to the community.”

About the Clinton County Port Authority

The Clinton County Port Authority is a special purpose government formed to operate transportation infrastructure and lead economic development efforts. It owns and operates the Wilmington Air Park, an integrated aviation and logistics business park located on 1,900 acres with nearly three million square feet of industrial, office and hangar space. Collaborating with the Board of County Commissioners and other partners on Economic Development matters, the Port Authority markets properties and manages programs available to the entire community.   Learn more at www.wilmingtonairpark.com.

About Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services

Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services provides a fully integrated set of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for airlines and operators. It holds a Part 145 FAA/EASA Repair certificate and offers heavy maintenance, line maintenance, parts sales and service, component repair/overhaul, and engineering services. Learn more at www.airbornemx.com

About Santa Rosa Systems

Santa Rosa Systems is the industry leader in material handling and equipment solutions. We combine expertise in engineering and the highest manufacturing standards to provide innovative designs that work. Learn more at www.srsinc.net.

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