Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New airport hangar on the Treasure Coast will bring more jobs: Airport Maintenance repair workers starting at $48,000 a year

FORT PIERCE, Fla. —  A major expansion project is underway at the Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park.

A new 30,000 square foot aviation maintenance hangar will be located on four acres of airport property next to the air traffic control tower.

The Treasure Coast International Airport formally known as the St. Lucie County International Airport is located at located at 3000 Curtis King Blvd. in Fort Pierce.

Airport Manager John Wiatrak believes the project will provide so-call workable and livable jobs.

"We're looking at over a 100 permanent jobs at this hanger and the best part of it is these jobs these airport hangar jobs they start at about 48-thousand dollars," said Wiatrak.

The Hangar project is not the only major undertaking in the works at the airport.

Construction crews are already finalizing a $2.1-million renovation project to the airport's U.S Customs and Border Protection Facility.

St. Lucie County officials will be unveiling the conceptual plans for the new 30,000-square-foot hanger to be built inside the Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park at the MRO Americas trade show on Tuesday, April 25 at 3 p.m. Islamorada Beer Company's North Brewery, which is located next to the Fort Pierce airport, will be part of the event, offering a chance to win a "Brewery Tour for Six."

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