Yesterday, Airbus broke ground on its first U.S. airplane assembly plant at Brookley Aeroplex here in Mobile. Along with company executives, state leaders, local officials, and other Alabama residents, I was privileged to attend the ceremony. The $600 million factory is expected to employ 1,000 people once production of the Airbus A320 jet begins around 2015.

On behalf of everyone at White-Spunner Construction, welcome to the Port City, Airbus!

-  John White-Spunner, CEO/President