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Secretary Canfield kicks off Alabama Paris Air Show effort: ‘Let’s go’

PARIS – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield addressed a group of aerospace entrepreneurs, community leaders, economic development specialists and university representatives at a breakfast event this morning that kicked off the Alabama Paris Air Show marketing and recruitment effort.

On the eve of the world’s largest aerospace business development and trade show, Secretary Canfield said Alabama’s aerospace sector is primed for growth. As Airbus is preparing to launch passenger jet assembly in Mobile, other major companies, including Boeing and Lockheed-Martin, are expanding their Alabama operations.

“Let’s go,” he told the Alabama group at the breakfast.

Mike Lanier, president of Birmingham-based Hoar Program Management, urged the Alabama delegation to capitalize on Airbus’ production launch, which is expected in coming weeks. His firm oversaw the construction of the company’s $600 million A320 family assembly line at Mobile Aeroplex, a project that is wrapping up after two years.

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