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C&J Services and Supplies Inc. locating at FWA

March 20th, 2012

News Coverage:

March 20, 2012

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority Board of Directors has approved another re-use of the Air Cargo Hub at Fort Wayne International Airport. C&J Services and Supplies Inc. will occupy the 33,500 square-foot maintenance building of the cargo hub facility beginning April 1, 2012.

“C&J will retrofit a stand-alone building and take advantage of Fort Wayne’s easy access to large markets and the airport’s proximity to I-69 and 469,“ said Patrick Dooley, Vice President of Airport Development at the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance. “Implementing a multi-tenant approach at the Air Cargo Hub allows the airport to meet its aeronautical needs and to offset operating costs related to the former cargo facility. Space has been reserved in the building’s redevelopment plan to meet the future needs of air cargo and other aeronautical needs.”

Building on this multi-tenant approach, C&J will join Logistics Insight Corporation (LINC), which has been operating from the cargo hub for nearly seven months.

C&J Services and Supplies Inc. began in 2001 as a Priority One sourcing company for the United States Military. The company currently operates three divisions – sourcing for the Department of Defense, commercial procurement services, and packaging and logistics. C&J will use the Air Trade Center facility for distribution and light industrial work, storage of up to eight tractor-trailers, and employee parking.

By facilitating business expansion, relocation, and development, the Airport Authority and the Alliance strive to boost economic activity and provide new opportunities for the region’s business community. For more information about C&J Services and Supplies Inc., visit their website at www.cjssinc.com.

About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field. Since FWACAA’s inception, Fort Wayne International Airport has undergone an aggressive improvement plan which included expansion of the terminal and parking areas, upgrades to the runways, and the creation of an Air Trade Center and Foreign Trade Zone to promote economic development in Northeast Indiana. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. The Authority is governed by a six–member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.

About the Alliance

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance began in 2000 as the lead organization for economic development activities throughout the county. We are a not-for-profit organization supported by Allen County, the City of Fort Wayne, the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. The Alliances goal is to further the base employment of Allen County through business retention, expansion and attraction projects. To learn more about the Alliance, visit www.theallianceonline.com.

Source: Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance

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