Growth Leads to Aviation Expansion in Grenada
Jackson, Mississippi — August 15, 2017 — Sunshine Aviation held a ribbon cutting for the company’s completed expansion at the Grenada Municipal Airport in Grenada, Mississippi. The project is a $50,000 corporate investment and creates 15 jobs.
“The opening of Sunshine Aviation’s new facility is exciting news for the citizens of Grenada County. I congratulate the Sunshine Aviation team on this milestone and wish the company continued growth and success in Grenada,” Governor Phil Bryant said.
Sunshine Aviation provides aircraft maintenance and refurbishment services. The company constructed a new 9,000-square-foot hangar at the airport to accommodate growing and expanding business opportunities.
“This is our 21st year painting aircraft. This new larger facility will allow our company to grow in production capability as well as employment,” said owner Jim Lamberth. “This hangar gives us the ability to work on just about any size plane out there, including Gulfstream, Challenger and many other cabin class business aircraft. As a small business with a unique product, the opening of this facility is a major event.”
The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance for the construction of the hangar. The city of Grenada and the Mississippi Department of Transportation also provided assistance.
“Mississippi’s small businesses are fundamental to the economic growth and development of communities throughout the state,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr.
Sunshine Aviation announced its plans to expand in May 2016. The company began operations in Grenada in 2013.