Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Company to relocate to Crestview

CRESTVIEW, Fla. – A satellite office for Capital Avionics will open at Bob Sikes Airport in Crestview this week, the first step in moving the entire business to Okaloosa County from Tallahassee. Capital Avionics employs 15 people, but Larry Sassano, president of the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, said it is an important one for the area. Capital Avionics creates custom-designed testing equipment for companies in the aviation field, and the company already has clients in Okaloosa County. Owner Al Ingle said he expects to hire four employees for the Okaloosa County branch. He then plans to build a new 15,500-square-foot hangar and 12,000-square-foot component repair and equipment testing facility at Bob Sikes and move the remaining Capital Avionics employees once that is completed. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 06/13/11)