Wednesday, August 29, 2012
PAG Increases Space for Repairs, Logistics and Engineering
Precision Aviation Group (PAG) is stretching out with an expansion of its headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. that opened in July. The maintenance and repair complex now encompasses more than 80,000 square feet and will incorporate PAG’s wheel, brake and nondestructive (NDT) shop, which currently fills 3,500 square feet. The company’s previous expansion in 2010 raised its square footage more than 50 percent. The current expansion—PAG’s fourth in 12 years—will also house logistics, an engineering department and warehouse areas. According to President & CEO David Mast, PAG has allotted space for additional growth, with a goal to “expand what we have, and give us space for the future.”
While there are no plans to move any of PAG’s subsidiaries to Atlanta, as that would “detract from our ability to service our customers,” Mast said that expansion plans were underway for some subsidiaries located outside Atlanta. Aero Technology Inc.—an avionics and accessories provider that PAG acquired in 2011—is currently renovating its location at Long Beach Intl Airport (LGB). Mast added that Lafayette, La.-based Precision Heliparts has increased in size with a recently opened distribution facility, with plans to add a repair station. PAG acquired Gardner Aviation Services in March 2011, launching a subsidiary—Rotorcraft Services Division (RSD)—in early 2012 at Peachtree City Airport (FFC) in Atlanta. All together, PAG and its subsidiaries—Precision Heliparts, Aero Technology, Gardner, Precision Accessories & Instruments (PAI), Precision Heliparts Canada and PAI-Canada—encompass a total of around 150,000 square feet across North America.
With the Atlanta expansion comes plans to expand PAG’s personnel. Mast stated that positions across “executive, management, sales, technical and administrative areas” are open, adding: “Our people are what have allowed us to double in size in the last five years.”
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