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Sat, Dec 17, 2005

American Legend Breaks Ground On New Hangars

Will More Than Double Size Of Sulphur Springs Facilities

American Legend Aircraft Company announced Friday the company has broken ground on a new facility to house its aircraft production operations, as well as a new customer delivery center. The company isn't moving very far, though...  they will remain based at Sulphur Spring Municipal Airport (KSLR) in Sulphur Springs, TX.

Construction is presently underway for two buildings: a 20,000-square-foot hangar and an adjacent 5,000-square-foot hangar. The larger structure will be used for aircraft fabrication, assembly, and R&D for future projects. The second hangar will be used for sales and marketing. By continuing to use the 21,000-square-foot hangar space currently under lease, the companys facilities will be more than doubled to 45,000 square feet.

"We could not be more proud of our new buildings," said company president Tim Elliott. "Having already delivered Legend Cubs to many satisfied customers, the new facilities will provide us with an opportunity to further increase our production capabilities. The new facilities signify our commitment to meeting delivery promises."

Legend expects the new facilities will allow production capacity to increase from the current four aircraft per month to eight aircraft per month. The company manufacturers the Legend Cub, a two-place LSA modeled after the original Piper Cub -- but with several improvements over the original, not the least of which is a 100-hp Continental O200 engine.

As production increases, said Legend representatives, the current base of 40 employees will be expanded as well.

"Our goal for the new plant was to scale up our manufacturing capacity to meet scheduled deliveries and reduce lead-times for future customers," said Bryan Hurley, vice president of manufacturing. "With the new buildings we are able to create a natural flow from the component level through final assembly operations. These new facilities allow us to start with a clean sheet of paper to design a more efficient manufacturing operation."

FMI: www.legendaircraft.com

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