MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - It's the next step in a journey that began last July, and a major milestone for Airbus.
Monday, April 8, 2013, representatives from local companies attended the groundbreaking event at Brookley Aeroplex.
A representative with Standard Equipment Company was among locals in the crowd hoping to work with Airbus in the near future.
"We're an industrial supplier. We supply many companies along the coast with industrial equipment for the manufacturing process for operations," said bill Runnels.
Runnels says the Standard Equipment Company in downtown Mobile wants to supply Airbus with the tools needed for the manufacturing process.
He believes it will attract more businesses that will benefit the city and the citizens of Mobile.
"We've seen opportunities come and go. I think this one is here and I think its here to stay," said Runnels.
He isn't the only one excited.
Becky Miller and Pam Stein say they've been hard at work selling real estate since the day Airbus announced its interest in Mobile last July.
"There have been a lot of people down here investing in property already anticipating the influx of people. A lot of people have been buying property downtown."
It's only the beginning of what Robert Brothers' employees hope to be a selling season.
"Just this whole thing getting started, we've been waiting a long time."
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