Hedrick Industries supplies Concord Regional Airport project
Posted on July 27th, 2015
As the Charlotte population continues to rise and travel to North Carolina for both business and leisure gains in popularity, Charlotte city officials have decided to expand the Concord Regional Airport. The airport is already the largest regional airport in the state, with a $171 million economic impact to the region. It provides over 1,900 jobs and has runway access and hangar for private and charter planes, commercial travel, flight schools, and support services. The expansion project will include a new terminal and additional parking deck.
Hedrick Industries is supplying sand to GFL Construction Corporation for the concrete apron expansion. GFL is setting up a portable concrete plant along the existing runway. The concrete is poured using a paving machine with 7-inch lifts and 21-inch total depth. The paving crew works nightshifts, starting at 3am. The project is ongoing this month and completion is expected for 2016.
Concord Regional Airport is one of our state’s busiest general aviation facilities,” said Division of Aviation Director Richard Walls. “The project will allow the airport to further expand its operations and better serve this region.”