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"In ten years, according to Morgan's business plan, there will be 1,500 jobs created at the airport," says airport manager [Chuck Mayer]. "We have built enough infrastructure on the north end for Morgan to come in and break ground on their manufacturing facility [a proposed 600,000-square foot plant]."
B U S I N E S S PROFILE By Brad McAllister, Associate Editor GEARING UP FOR SUMMER EVENTS Sheboygan Memorial begins work on infrastructure projects; prepares for PGA During the 2004 PGA Championship Tour, the airport experienced some 1,200 operations in less than a week. SHEBOYGAN, WI — Come August, the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Championship will return to the Whistling Straits golf course in Kohler, WI for the second time in six years. Coupled with that, the Another Great Air BP FBO... Sheboygan County Memorial Airport (SBM) will be handling traffic brought in by the inaugural NASCAR Nationwide Series race held at the Road Burrows Aviation (KSBM) America track in Elkhart Lake, WI. In preparation for these events, and con- tinuing with work that began in the 1990s to expand the airport, officials Next time you ﬂy into Sheboygan, present your are breaking ground on infrastructure upgrades. Sterling Card at Burrows Aviation and receive preferred pricing. If you don’t have a Sterling Kohler’s Whistling Straits golf full-time employees on line service, and course drew worldwide attention as brought on some 20 volunteers to help Card, ask how to sign up! ‘one of the game’s most unique and shuttle players and spectators to and challenging major venues’ when it from the course, which is ten miles from played host to the PGA Championship the airport. There is always a great team of people ready to in 2004, according to the golf associa- The FBO pumped some 100,000 serve you at Air BP FBOs. tion’s website. The 2010 event will be gallons during the ‘04 tour week, relates the 92nd staging of the year’s final FBO manager Mindy Smith. major championship, slated to take place August 9-15. Comments Chuck Mayer, county “ Ti m e s a r e t o u g h , b u t i t s e e m s airport department manager, “We expe- rienced some 1,200 operations in less that federal funding for than a week in’04.” airports is still comfortable.” Mayer says Whistling Straits also - C h u c k M a y e r, S h e b o y g a n played host for the U.S. Senior Open County Memorial Airport in 2007, adding, “This isn’t new to us, though the activity is overwhelming at times. “The ‘04 championship was the Regarding the NASCAR Road big one; the Senior Open didn’t have America event, which takes place in quite the clout that the PGA Tour had, June, Mayer says “That will be a new so numbers were down for that. If any- experience for us; there is a lot of cor- thing, we’re hoping for a bigger atten- porate flight activity tied to NASCAR dance in 2010 than the ‘04 event. events.” “As Kohler’s experience with mar- In terms of infrastructure devel- keting these events develops further, opment, Mayer says the airport will the turnouts should get better and bet- start rebuilding the secondary run- ter. The wild card is the current eco- way in May, pushing for completion nomic environment.” in July. The rebuild was moved up by a year in preparation for the PGA GETTING PREPARED Championship. According to Mayer, fuel supplier “We worked with our Congressional AirBPAviation.com (800) 752-9220 Air BP will help staff the lone fixed base delegation to procure the funding operator on the field, Burrows Aviation. needed for infrastructure repair,” During the ‘04 event, the FBO kept four remarks Mayer. “As far as what the 18 ➤ www.A I R P O R T BUSINESS.com ➤ april 2010
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