Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Groundbreaking For Customs And Border Protection Facility At Airglades

CLEWISTON, FL. -- Airglades International Airport LLC will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new $2.1-million, 4,000-square-foot U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility Monday, March 2 at 10 a.m.. 

Representatives from AIA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Hendry County will be in attendance, along with elected officials and local business leaders.

The new facility is made possible through partnership and coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Hendry County. At the groundbreaking ceremony, AIA will share what this new facility means for the airport and how it will impact economic development in Hendry County.

"The development of this facility will designate AIA as an official port of entry to the U.S. and create a major international multimodal logistics complex with far-reaching economic impact, while generating hundreds of new jobs at the airport," said the company's public relations firm Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold.

Airglades International Airport LLC manages the current Airglades General Aviation Airport and supported Hendry County in completing the Airport Investment Partnership Program application. Upon completion of the new airport facility, AIA will act as a purpose-built logistics hub for air cargo trade and handling between Latin America and the U.S.

The following individuals will be in attendance:
AIA President and Airport Manager Fred Ford
U.S. Customs and Border Protection official
Hendry County Administrator Jennifer Davis
City of Clewiston Mayor Mali Gardner

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