Open for Business
7 Aug 2012
The company’s focus is defense technology, and it develops, manufactures and supports a broad range of systems for the military and Homeland Security. At SARA, it will do aircraft maintenance and upgrades.
Ed Boyington, DRS vice president and general manager for aviation and logistics, said one of the keys for the company’s decision to locate here was location.
“There are plenty of empty hangars,” he said. “They’re just not in as good a physical location as this one.”
Boyington said the proximity to Eglin, Hurlburt Field, Pensacola Naval Station, special ops, and Ft. Rucker made the local airport an attractive location.
“Just as important,” he said, “is the environment you and your team across the board have set for business.
“This is used too often, but this really will be a world-class maintenance and modification facility,” Boyington said, adding that the company will focus on quality and customer care, just as it does in Elizabeth City, N.C., where it supports the U.S. Coast Guard.
“We are open for business,” he said.