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Air Park approves leases covering three buildings

New facility leases representing nearly 140,700 square feet of usage in three buildings at the Wilmington Air Park have been approved.

One lease goes to Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, a division of Air Transport Services Group, for more than 15,000 square feet in the building adjacent to the park’s newest hangar.

The Clinton County Port Authority — which approved the leases — and the company are working to complete building upgrades, the Port Authority said in a statement.

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“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 Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services.

Santa Rosa Systems is expanding operations to more than 150,000 square feet for fabrication and manufacturing of material handling equipment. The company has agreed to lease nearly 98,000 square feet in two buildings, the Port Authority said.

Santa Rosa Systems “expects to occupy over 50,000 square feet for the next few months as it prepares a large order for shipment,” said Dan Evers, Port Authority executive director. “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.”

Added Evers of the two companies: “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.”

The Clinton County Port Authority 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.

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