Dothan Airport Talks Renovations for New Tenant

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DOTHAN, AL--"We just committed to spend nearly $14 million on this facility."

That money will go towards renovations "Engineered Systems of Dothan" has been hired to perform.

"When you're talking about 4,000 square feet of facility it adds up to a lot money even though there aren't any major structural repairs being done," said Airport Director Art Morris.

Airport officials say majority of the repairs are usual work that needs to be done to such an old facility.

"It basically needs a facelift, a lot of it is cosmetic where there's going to be some paint and roof repair. Updating the fire suppression system and tweaking it, resealing floors and just cleaning the facility up and making it nice and modern and presentable again," said Morris.

Officials have put plans in place to get the money.
The state of Alabama will provide a $7,565,000 Industrial Development Grant and $6 million will be borrowed from Regions Bank.

Officials say the renovations will be phased in.

"We will complete one structure and then they will move in and start work in that structure as we work on the other structures."

Work is expected to begin Monday.

Officials say they will paint the facility pigeon gray.

Officials will also convert one of the hangers so the company can also paint airplanes.
That will allow them to attract more customers from overseas.

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