MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - One week from today, history will be made in Mobile. Groundbreaking will take place for the new Airbus facility at the Brookley Aeroplex.
Last minute preparations were taking place Monday, April 1.
WORK AT A SUPPLIER
Labinal is a supplier for Airbus.
Buddy Rice with the Mobile Airport Authority said, "It's actually a building that was already here at Brookley. It's being re-purposed, again. They were one of the first suppliers that announced they were coming here, so the building has been repainted. The interior is being re-done. That building is going to have several other tenants in it as time goes on, we hope."
WORK ON THE ROAD
There's been work on roadways leading into Brookley and within the Aeroplex itself.
Some of the most recent work is being done on Michigan Avenue.
Crews have been painting striping along the roadway.
Buffalo Rock on Michigan Avenue in Brookley is one of the existing businesses benefiting from Airbus's arrival.
The new Michigan Avenue Bridge over Interstate 10 makes it easier for the company to get is product on the road.
Crystal Bordelon with Buffalo Rock said, "Our trucks are able to exit instead of coming down Brookley through the park, so it's a lot easier for them to just exit off the interstate coming in."
BUSINESS GROWING AT BROOKLEY
Other businesses are already popping up at Brookley near the Airbus site.
The Shopping Center Group is advertising for retail stores to lease space at a shopping center on Michigan Avenue.
Look for more palm trees, more flowers, and, especially, directions to the groundbreaking on Monday.
Rice said, "You're going to see this week more signage go up to direct you to the event. We're just doing last minute sprucing up, making sure the grounds look good, the signage looks good, and everything looks sharp.
NEW JOB LISTING
Airbus has posted another job opening for Mobile.
It's for a Customs Manager that would work with Customs authorities.
INTERESTED IN A JOB WITH AIRBUS?
If you want to apply for a job with Airbus, this is the company's jobs site.
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