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FEATURE STORY


One of the more satisfying aspects of this business is when you have the opportunity to actually watch a company grow, succeed, and prosper.


It is not


very often, considering the recent economic condi- tions, that will a company not only set about on an ambitious growth plan, but actually goes quite a bit beyond it as well.


BY RON WHITNEY Just two years ago we traveled to Andalusia,


Alabama to visit the folks at Vector Aerospace. Based at the South Alabama Regional Airport, 79J, Vector’s first operation in Alabama was initially spread among six or so hangars and administrative facilities on the south side of the airport.


It was


during our initial visit that Vector presented its growth plan, one component of which included building a new 40,000 square foot state of the art maintenance facility, and moving the majority of the operation to the north side of the airport. All the while, meeting the needs of their growing list of customers.


Little did we know then, exactly how


fast this company would grow. “We’re going to fill that new facility to capac-


ity within three years”, said Ronnie Kearns, Vector’s local Director of Sales and Business Development. “We’ve got a vision, a plan, and the right people to make it happen, you just wait and see”, Kearns con- tinued. Turns out he wasn’t quite right, but we’ll get back to that a little later.


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