Southern Aviation Parts & Services LLC on Wednesday celebrated the completion of its new manufacturing facility at 123 Westside Blvd. in Pooler.
The company, with 50 employees, provides general aviation services including engineering, fabrication and high-end finishing, and the new facility represents the first phase of planned multiple expansions.
“The intention of Southern Aviation Parts and Services is to provide every aspect of aircraft completion and modification,” said Hoss Motlagh, company co-founder. “Combining the entire process in one facility provides our clients with an efficient and diligent process.”
Tours of the 47,000-square-foot plant were offered following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“Since announcing in November 2013, Southern Aviation Parts and Services has solidified itself as a part of the growing aerospace supplier cluster in Savannah,” said Trip Tollison, Savannah Economic Development Authority president and CEO. “With this facility, SAPS will be able to meet the growing demand for their services which in turn will lead to more jobs and economic growth for our region.”
Southern Aviation has begun plans for its next expansion phase, which will include additional facilities at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Once the expansion is complete, total employment is expected to reach 200 people.