Mobile Mayor to Meet Airbus Execs in Germany

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Mobile's new mayor is heading to Germany to meet with Airbus representatives about the company's upcoming assembly plant in the port city.

Mayor Sandy Stimpson is among the local and state leaders traveling to Hamburg, Germany, for Aviation Forum 2013.

Stimpson will tour an Airbus factory and meet with top European executives for an update on its progress with the $600 million manufacturing plant in Mobile. Stimpson says the trip is a chance to showcase Mobile before Airbus partners and suppliers.

The group departs Sunday and will return on Thursday. Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will lead a state delegation.
Airbus broke ground earlier this year in Mobile for the factory, which is the company's first U.S. assembly plant.

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