Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New General Aviation Public Ramp at South Bend International Airport

South Bend, IN. The completion of the new general aviation public ramp will be celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Local officials, including South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and St. Joseph County Airport Authority Board of Directors President Abe Marcus, will speak at the event.

The $1.5 million public ramp project on the airport’s north side was funded through a partnership between the City of South Bend and South Bend International Airport (SBN). As of today, this partnership has resulted in the creation of 14 jobs at the airport’s newest fixed base operator, Corporate Wings. Additional economic impact was generated as the construction was completed locally by Rieth-Riley Construction Company.

“The Airport Authority Board is excited that the City of South Bend and Redevelopment Commission worked to bring additional jobs to our region,” said Abe Marcus, St. Joseph County Airport Authority Board President. “We would like to also thank the contractors from Rieth-Riley and engineers from Mead & Hunt who executed the completion of this project.”

A ribbon will be suspended between the noses of two general aviation jets for officials to cut.

WHO:                           Abe Marcus, St. Joseph County Airport Authority Board President

                                      Pete Buttigieg, City of South Bend Mayor

                                      Marcia Jones, City of South Bend Redevelopment Commission President

                                      Project Contract Representatives, Rieth-Riley Construction Company

                                      Project Engineer Representatives, Mead & Hunt

                                      Randy Jones, Corporate Wings General Manager

WHAT:                         Officials will cut a ribbon strung between the noses of two aircraft to celebrate the opening of a new general aviation public ramp

 WHEN/WHERE:         Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

                                      Park and access the ramp at Corporate Wings, 4200 Lathrop St., South Bend

 

About South Bend International Airport

South Bend International Airport’s three air carriers provide nonstop flights to ten cities:  Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York City/Newark, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg with connections world-wide. South Bend International’s multi-modal terminal serves over one million air, rail and bus passengers each year. According to the 2012 Economic Impact Report from the Aviation Authority of Indiana, South Bend International’s total annual economic impact on South Bend and surrounding communities was in excess of $1.7 billion.

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