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Chennault breaks ground on a new administrative building

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Chennault International Airport broke ground Wednesday morning on a multimillion-dollar administrative building for Aerospace Services.

The new facility will be a two-story building and will house different administrative departments within Aerospace.

Aeroframe employees are currently being housed in the production areas, but once they move the administrative staff into the new facility there will be more space for production in the current hangars.

Aeroframe officials said additional space will open up more job opportunities within the company.

"It's part of our existing hiring plan, we've hired 350 people since January of this year," said Roger Porter, CEO and President of Aerospace.

Aerospace officials said they plan on hiring at least 150 to 200 more employees within the next six months for high skill level positions working on airplanes.

Executive Director of Chennault, Randy Robb, said this is only the beginning of their expansion.

"We think we're going to see expansion across the board here," said Robb. "We plan to build another very large hangar and we also feel like we're going to bring in other entities here that will create even more jobs."

Aeroframe officials said they plan to begin construction on the new administrative building later this month and they are hoping to open the building by next summer.

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