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Former Kitty Hawk terminal at Fort Wayne International Airport.

1st tenant to occupy former Kitty Hawk building

Statement issued Wednesday:

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Officials at the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority are pleased to welcome Logistics Insight Corporation to the Air Trade Center at FWA. The company will occupy 105,000 square feet of the former Kitty Hawk Cargo building beginning this week. This is the first reuse of the cargo sort facility since Kitty Hawk’s departure in 2007 and begins a multi-tenant approach for reuse of the facility.

“Logistics Insight will use the building to service its clients in northeast Indiana including General Motors. Fort Wayne offers logistics companies easy access to a large market and the airport’s proximity to I-69 and 469 make it an ideal location,” said Patrick Dooley, Vice President of Airport Development at FWA. “Using a multi-tenant approach to redeveloping the building will permit the airport to meet its aeronautical needs and to offset operating costs related to the building. Space has been reserved in the redevelopment plan of the building to meet the future needs of air cargo and other aeronautical needs.”

Logistics Insight Corporation is a subsidiary of LINC Logistics Company, a leading provider of custom-developed third party logistics solutions. Logistics Insight Corporation provides ground transportation services as well as domestic and international air, surface, ocean, air charter and customs clearance. LINC began operating in 1940 in the metropolitan Detroit area and currently provides services worldwide.

According to Conexus Indiana, U.S. freight movement is expected to double by 2035 and Indiana is a very important player in this growth. Each year, 724 million tons of freight travel through the Hoosier state, making it the fifth busiest state for commercial freight traffic. Indiana is ranked first in the nation for interstate highway access and fourth in the nation for total freight railroads, making the “Crossroads of America” the perfect place to facilitate the transportation of goods throughout the country.

The 4-year lease between Logistics Insight and the Airport Authority began September 6, 2011. As a valuable asset to the business community, the Airport Authority makes every effort to create a welcoming atmosphere and smooth transition for new business partners at the airport.

For more information about LINC, visit their website at www.4linc.com.

About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field. Since FWACAA’s inception, Fort Wayne International Airport has undergone an aggressive improvement plan which included expansion of the terminal and parking areas, upgrades to the runways, and the creation of an Air Trade Center and Foreign Trade Zone to promote economic development in Northeast Indiana. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. The Authority is governed by a six–member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.

About the Alliance

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance began in 2000 as the lead organization for economic development activities throughout the county. We are a not-for-profit organization supported by Allen County, the City of Fort Wayne, the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. The Alliance’s goal is to further the base employment of Allen County through business retention, expansion and attraction projects. To learn more about the Alliance, visit www.theallianceonline.com.

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