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Wood County Industrial Commission

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New taxiway completed
at Wood County Airport

 Meeting in regular session Thursday, February 7 at Pine Mills Catfish Restaurant, the board of the Wood County Industrial Commission (WCIC) was advised of the completion of construction on the parallel taxiway project at the Wood County Airport and the near completion of an expansion project at the airport's terminal building. Directors were also advised of the date of auction for the Team Worldwide All Star Building in Winnsboro.

Gary McKinley, executive director of the Wood County Industrial Commission reported that only a walkthrough by Texas Department Of Transportation TxDOT remains on the most recent expansion/improvement project at the Wood County Airport (located approximately halfway between Mineola and Quitman off Highway 37. A parallel taxiway to the main runway was built with a combination of TxDOT funds and local funds.

The terminal building at the airport is being expanded by 1,000 square feet which will incorporate a fully capable conference room, pilots' planning area, pilots' rest area, dinette and office/filing area. The airport board is soliciting corporate/business partners to finish out and furnish the newly expanded areas.

The auction sale of the Team Worldwide All Star Building in Winnsboro will be held February 27. See the Prime Equipment and Auction web site at www.prime-equipment.net.

McKinley also reported the Wood County bottling plant of Nestle Waters (Ozarka Spring Water) will host a meeting of representatives from the 24 county North East Texas Economic Developers Roundtable late in 2008 (October-December).

McKinley reported sales tax applications for new businesses in Wood County during January 2008 totaled 27. Hawkins had two new applications and Holly Lake one. Mineola led with seven, Yantis with six and Quitman with five.

The next meeting of the Wood County Industrial Commission is scheduled for Thursday, March 6, 2008.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2009 15:03  

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