Wednesday, March 16, 2011

50-Year Milestone for Aerospace Center

Today marks a 50-year milestone in the history of the Port Authority's Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center.

It was on this date in 1961 when news came of the appropriation of funds for a "missile repair shop" at Heath, Ohio.  The $3.9 million appropriation was what resulted in bringing Air Force guidance system repair and metrology services to Heath in what became the Newark Air Force Base.

Today, the essence of that workload and base remains.  The work has, mostly, been privatized and the buildings are now owned by the Port Authority.

Fans of history should keep watching.  It was December 13, 1962 when the facility celebrated with an opening ceremony.  In between, there were numerous other milestones.

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