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Port of Huntsville Gives Back

The Port of Huntsville values opportunities to give back to the community and FY14 presented employees with several occasions.

  • Boys & Girls Club Halloween Party. POH employees offered face painting and led games for the community children.

  • Christmas Charities Year Round. Families in need benefited from more than 150 boxes of food assembled during the holiday season by POH employees.

  • 3rd Annual Rocket City Chili Cook-off. Several POH employees participated in the cook-off, which supports The National Children’s Advocacy Center.

  • New Hope Children’s Clinic. The clinic building received volunteer attention from POH employees, including help with landscaping and cleaning debris from the roof and drains.

  • Employees answered the challenge and set another record year for employee contributions and fund- raising for the annual United Way Campaign. The FY14 total for United Way was $15,774.

  • POH Customer Service Awards Recognition. Board, staff, and Port of Huntsville employees celebrated outstanding service at the annual Customer Service Awards breakfast.

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Chairman/Executive Director Letter

Even as the 2014 fiscal year concluded for the Port of Huntsville, our collective efforts continue to be focused on quality of service for those who utilize our various facilities, interact with our staff and tenants, or reside within our industrial park. Every aspect of our operations strives to reflect a world-class image while enhancing the level of customer experience at the Port of Huntsville.

This annual report highlights the many accomplishments achieved in FY14, providing much to celebrate and recognize through Huntsville International Airport, the International Intermodal Center and Jetplex Industrial Park.

You will observe technology advancement; infrastructure investments such as the Group VI runway improvements; coordinated programs to improve airfare pricing and baggage delivery times – resulting in a 27% delivery time improvement year over year; and the offering of enhanced security screening. As well, safety is always at the top of our list with our 17th year of no infractions during our annual FAA certification inspection. We are excited about the special civic recognition received as an outstanding gateway to our community, and the award-winning beautification endeavors. In addition, we are extremely proud of the spirit of our employees who are giving back to others, in many different ways, in order to make a positive difference in our community.

Ongoing strategic initiatives have resulted in new companies locating within our industrial park such as Remington Outdoor Company, while continued national recognition as the 14th largest air cargo airport in the United States assures the Port of Huntsville a place among the elite in the global logistics market place.

We go forward mindful of our responsibilities and with the desire to further the mission of the Port of Huntsville: to provide quality multi-modal transportation services to a diverse regional customer base and to stimulate the economic growth and development of the Tennessee Valley Region.

Thank you for the continued support as we strive to serve this great region.

Carl J. Gessler, Jr., M.D.

Richard Tucker
Executive Director

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FY14 Tenant List

Huntsville International Airport & International Intermodal Center

Jetplex Industrial Park


• American Airlines
• Delta Air Lines
• United Express
• US Airways Express


• Signature Flight Support
• ATA (Advanced Technical Avionics)
• Skyline Aviation
• Wings of Eagles


• Atlas Air
• Delta Air Cargo
• Federal Express
• CEVA Logistics Charter Services
• Panalpina
• Cargolux
• United Parcel Services


• Caldwell Transportation
• Integrated Airlines
• Piedmont
• Total Airport Services


• Avis
• Budget
• Dollar/Thrifty
• Enterprise
• Hertz
• National/Alamo


• Air Host
• Elite Travel
• The Grille
• Huntsville/Madison County Convention
   & Visitors Bureau
• The Paradies Shop


• Federal Aviation Administration
• Transportation Security Administration
• U.S. Customs & Border Protection
• U.S. Department of Agriculture


• Huntsville Foreign Trade Zone #83


• Expeditors International
• Page & Jones
• Panalpina
• J.F. Lumpkin


• Senator Richard Shelby District Office
• Sheraton Four Points Hotel
• Sunset Landing Golf Course
• Executive Connection
• Huntleigh Skycap

• ADEPT Technologies
• Airport Distribution Center
- Perez Services
• ATI Firth Sterling
• Barksdale Dental Lab
• The Boeing Company
• Brenntag Mid-South, Inc.
• CDI Electronics
• CDS-John Blue Company
• Futaba Corp. of America
• Graham & Company of Huntsville, LLC
- Business Interiors
- Champion Windows
- Cinram
- Cope Plastics
- FMS Aerospace
- G&K Services
- Northrop Grumman
- Palco
- Staples Distribution
- Team Worldwide
- United Form
- Value Soft
• Industrial Properties of the South
- Alabama Industrial Development
Training (AIDT)
- Graham Medical Clinic
- JRM Technologies
- Raytheon
- Synapse
- WestWind, Inc.
- Yulista Management Services
• JIT Services
• Evans Delivery Company
• Hdk America, Inc.
• Innovative Sales & Marketing
- On Semiconductors
• Jetplex Distribution Services
- Aldridge Industries
- Armstrong Relocation Co.
- MJLM Engineering & Technical Svcs
- Multitronics VMI, LLC
- Tec Masters
- Omni Packaging
- BOSH Global
- Northrop Gumman
• Jetplex Tradeport
- Jacobson Warehouse
• LG Electronics Alabama, Inc.
• Morris South
• Navistar Big Bore Diesels, LLC
• Navistar Diesel of Alabama, LLC
• Parfums de Coeur, Ltd.
• Plasma Waste Recycling
• Prep-Tech
• Remington Outdoor Company
• SAIA Motor Freight
• Science Engineering Services Inc.
• T.H. Marine
• TRIAD Properties
- Arrowsight, Inc.
- Jacobson Warehousing
- Trane
• Turner Universal Construction
• Tyco Fire Products/CPVC Division
• Uniforms 2 U
• Universal Lighting Technologies
• Woodmont Park
- Dynetics

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Board of Directors

Pictured from left to right: BG (Ret.) Dallas W. Fanning – Vice Secretary; Carl J. Gessler, Jr., M.D. – Chairman; Betty D. Fletcher – Member; Mark McDaniel – Vice Chairman; William H. Johnston, Jr. – Secretary/Treasurer

Board of Directors
Executive Staff

Executive Staff

Pictured from left to right: Mitch Bradley – Director, International Intermodal Center; Barbie Peek – Director, Marketing; Paul S. Kelly, Jr., CPA – Director, Finance and Administration; Brooks Kracke – Director, Jetplex Industrial Park; Kevin Vandeberg, AAE – Director, Operations; Richard Tucker – Executive Director; Stan Hogan – Director, Capital Improvements; Luther H. Roberts, Jr., AAE, CMA – Deputy Director

Madison County Commission

Pictured from left to right: Back row – Commissioner Steve Haraway; Commissioner Eddie Sisk; Commissioner Phil Vandiver; Commissioner Phil Riddick. Front row: Commissioner Roger Jones; Chairman Dale W. Strong; Commissioner Robert C. (Bob) Harrison.

Madison County Commission
Huntsville City Council

Huntsville City Council

Pictured left to right: Councilman Will Culver; Councilman Mark Russell, President; Mayor Tommy Battle; Councilman John Olshefski; Councilman Dr. Richard Showers, Sr.; and Councilman Bill Kling, Jr.

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Remington Outdoor Co. Coming to Huntsville

Three well-known corporations announced new locations in Jetplex Industrial Park in FY14.

  • The oldest firearms manufacturer in the country – Remington Outdoor Company – will be expanding into the old Chrysler building creating 2,000 jobs in Huntsville over the next decade. Remington will complete its facility upgrade and begin operations in 2015.

  • Trane, a member of the Ingersoll Rand family of brands, opened a commercial sales office in Jetplex Industrial Park. The 1,500- square-foot office includes a showroom, training and distribution areas. Trane is a leading provider of commercial HVAC equipment, building controls, service and parts.

  • CDS-John Blue Company relocated their Huntsville facility to a larger building in Jetplex Industrial Park to give easier access to all forms of transportation. The new facility will give CDS-John Blue additional space for expansion of their product lines. CDS-John Blue Company is a leader and pioneer of new precision agriculture equipment and is a division of Advanced Systems Technology.

Part of the Port of Huntsville complex, the Jetplex Industrial Park encompasses over 4,000 acres and provides direct access to a comprehensive multimodal transportation network.

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Plugging In More Convenient at HSV

Travelers flying out of HSV can now plug into one of the six new charging stations added throughout the terminal and public waiting area. Charging up has never been so easy with power provided to passengers through either an electrical outlet or USB port located between each seat around the charging station. In addition to the new charging stations, 18 workstations surrounding the concessions area have been outfitted with the dual USB and electrical outlets.

HSV offers WiFi for free and is open to the public, keeping our tech-savvy customers connected to family and friends.

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Accolades and Recognition

It has been an outstanding 46th year for the Port of Huntsville. We have noted a few of the many accomplishments for our facilities and employees, which include:

  • HSV remains No. 14 in the nation for international air cargo.

  • This marked our 17th year with no infractions during FAA certification inspection.

  • City of Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle presented the Mayor’s Beautification Award to the Port of Huntsville for being an outstanding gateway to the city.

  • Three Beautification Honor Roll Awards - HSV, International Intermodal Center, and Signature Flight Support.

  • “WOW” Beautification Awards – IIC and HSV Glenn Heard Blvd entrances.

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TSA Pre✓™ Begins at HSV

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expanded its popular TSA Pre✓™ operations to Huntsville International Airport (HSV). TSA Pre✓™ is an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt and to keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes.

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2nd Largest Runway in the SE Re-opens with Group VI Improvements

After a yearlong $27.8 million improvement project, HSV reopened its 12,600-foot west runway along with adjacent taxiways. The west airfield improvements meet FAA requirements to operate Panalpina’s 747-8 freighters. Efforts have gotten underway on upgrades to the east airfield, which will make the entire airport compatible for Group VI 747-8 aircraft. The newly widened runways/taxiways will provide the infrastructure needed to keep Huntsville connected to the global market place. HSV continues to rank No. 14 in the nation for international air cargo.

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I FLY Campaign

Do you love flying HSV? Then you might have been one of our 16 winners in the 16-week #IFLYHSV contest promoted this spring. Many passengers along with community leaders and volunteers told us about their love of flying out of HSV. Winners were randomly selected each week from entries posted on social media channels and each winner received a $500 airline ticket voucher.

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AA Fare Sale

American Airlines offered a fare sale for advance ticket purchases to more than 125 destinations with a required Saturday night stay and fares beginning at $238. We appreciate the initiative by American Airlines to offer this fare sale in our market. This is a positive step towards addressing our community’s air service needs and helps reduce the number of passengers driving out of our area to other neighboring airports for their flights.

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HSV Improves Baggage Delivery Times

The average delivery time for customers' bags upon arriving at Huntsville International Airport has improved by 27 percent year over year. This improvement means all carriers at HSV currently exceed the airport’s goal of no more than 15 minutes for bag delivery on average. These results are attributed to new voluntary customer service standards and incentives implemented for the airlines.

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Expanding Infrastructure for Air Cargo

FY13 was an extremely busy time for improvements to air cargo operations at Huntsville International Airport (HSV). As the 14th-ranked airport in the country for international cargo, HSV sees up to 10 Panalpina 747-8 freighters a week, in addition to other cargo aircrafts. 747-8s are categorized as Group VI aircraft and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certain requirements for airports that handle these large planes. Meeting these standards was a priority to keep HSV competitive in this industry and connected to the global market place.

The lion’s share of the work for an improved west runway happened during this fiscal year. Capital improvements include expanding the shoulders the entire length of the 12,600-foot runway and both full-strength pavement and shoulders on the taxiways to match the wider turning radius and wingspan of the newest 747 model. In addition to continuing work on the west runway system, HSV added an additional 492,516 square feet to the air cargo ramp, bringing its total space up to 2.3 million. This allows room for 10 747-8s to park on this ramp. These total improvements not only poise HSV for future growth in air cargo, but add benefits to existing and prospective tenants in the Jetplex Industrial Park, and help stimulate economic growth in the entire Tennessee Valley region.