Wednesday, May 10, 2017

GKN gets formal welcome

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – State and local leaders gathered at the new GKN Aerospace facility near Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Tuesday to welcome the global aircraft supplier. "Every now and then in the life of a community, a window opens up and you get to look a little bit into the future, and today, this morning, is one of those times," said Wayne Stubbs, port executive director and chairman of the Bay Economic Development Alliance. In February GKN Aerospace announced it would build a manufacturing facility in Bay County, the company's first site in Florida. Guests Tuesday included Gov. Rick Scott. GKN Aerospace will create at least 170 new full-time equivalent jobs by the end of 2020. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 05/09/17) Previous