Mayor: New company at airport

Published 11:32 am Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mayor Earl Johnson confirmed Tuesday morning that the Airport Authority has a signed contract with a North Carolina company that will work on C130s in the twin hangars.

Johnson made the statement in response to a follow-up question at a press conference announcing his bid later this year for reelection.

“I’m not free to announce the name  yet,” Johnson said. “The company will do that in a few weeks. I can say they will be involved in C130 maintenance and repairs.”

The company, with whom locals involved in economic development first met at the Paris Air Show, is expected to employ 75 people over the next two years, he said.