Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thriving in a giant's shadow

FOLEY, Ala. -- When it comes to aerospace in the Gulf Coast region, the spotlight has been and will continue to be on the $600 million A320 final assembly line being built in Mobile, Ala. But across the bay in the primarily rural bedroom county of Baldwin County, aerospace companies are carving a niche and an international reputation. It's home to a plant owned by the world's 9th largest defense contractor, and it has smaller operations that are looking to expand. (Source: Gulf Coast Reporters' League aerospace quarterly, 12/10/13)