Bentley visits Andalusia in honor of business expansion

Published 4:04 pm Thursday, May 2, 2013

Governor Robert Bentley will join with leaders of Vector Aerospace Friday morning to celebrate the expansion of the company’s facility in Andalusia.

Vector Aerospace opened its Andalusia facility in 2008 and has won work maintaining U.S. Army TH-67 helicopters based at nearby Fort Rucker.  The plant also repairs U.S. Navy TH-57 helicopters based at Whiting Field, near Milton, Fla.

Vector Aerospace employs about 150 people at its helicopter maintenance plant in Andalusia.  The $3 Million expansion to be detailed on Friday is expected to create up to 75 new jobs.

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Vector also operates a business development office in Huntsville, where the U.S. Army’s helicopter program is based at Redstone Arsenal.  In 2011, Vector Aerospace became part of the EADS/Eurocopter group of companies.

 Bentley will be at the at the location when ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. at the Vetor Aerospace site at 22378 Billie Blackmon Road in Andalusia.