Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pensacola expects aero company

Reuters is reporting that Pensacola's mayor expects to announce a deal soon with an aerospace company to bring more than 300 jobs to Northwest Florida. The mayor declined to name the company, but said it involves an expansion of the company now operating in Mobile, Ala. The Mobile Press-Register reported in June that officials from Pensacola, some 60 miles to the east, went to Mobile to talk to ST Aerospace about a possible move of all or part of the 1,000-worker operation to Pensacola. Singapore-owned ST Aerospace, which repairs aircraft at Brookley Aeroplex, has operated for years in Mobile. (Source: Reuters, 08/01/12) Previous reports indicated the company is concerned about being able to keep workers once Airbus establishes its A320 assembly line at Brookley Aeroplex. Previous: Neighbor courts ST Aerospace, Ng: Just a meeting; Related: UPS leaves Mobile for Pensacola