Caption: RFD Airport board approves $11 million cargo loan
RFD Airport board approves $11 million cargo loan to go ahead with the construction of a 90,000-square foot cargo building.
This loan will help the cargo service reputation at Chicago Rockford International Airport to become greater heights.
The structure will be used by Emery air and German shipping firm Senator, which has named RFD its U.S. Midwest hub.
“The airport is in desparate need of a new cargo building as everything else built on the grounds has been taken up by other customers.”, said Executive Director of Cargo at RFD Ken Ryan.
“We have huge amounts of E-Commerce coming into the airport,” Ryan said. “You know how important that is in today’s world. Additionally, as we start to add international commerce from around the world, that will begin to attract other businesses to the area.”
The new building is expected to create between 25 to 50 new jobs at the airport. Construction has already begun and Ryan predicts the building should be complete by next summer.