CrateTech Inc. sets up shop at GTP to support Spirit AeroSystems

David Anderson Staff Writer Kinston Free Press Nearly two years after Spirit AeroSystems opened its doors in Kinston, the first glimmer of what state and local officials call an “aerospace cluster” can be seen in the form of CrateTech Inc. “I think what you’re seeing now is, hopefully, the...



Four roads to close for rail spur construction

David Anderson Staff Writer Kinston Free Press Next week, the final four roads which the Global TransPark rail spur needs to cross will be closed. The N.C. Department of Transportation will close John Mewborne Road near Rouse Road Extension on Monday; then Rouse Road Extension near John Mewborne on...



Spirit prepares to send out major shipment

David Anderson Staff Writer, Kinston Free Press Officials with Spirit AeroSystems spent Friday preparing to send out a major shipment from Kinston on what has been described as the world’s largest cargo aircraft. Executives with the Wichita, Kan.-based aircraft component manufacturer — which operates manufacturing plants around the world,...



Spirit AeroSystems to add 150 to 200 jobs

Wesley Brown, Staff Writer Kinston Free Press July 20, 2011 Spirit AeroSystems will expand its workforce in Kinston by 150 to 200 employees over the next five years as company executives announced Tuesday plans to introduce a new product line at the N.C. Global TransPark. The independent supplier of...



Logistics firm latest GTP tenant

David Anderson Staff Writer – Kinston Free Press July 12, 2010 A New York State-based logistics firm is expected to bring up to 40 more jobs to the Global TransPark in the coming years. Officials of Schenker Logistics Inc., a logistics firm headquartered in Freeport, N.Y., signed a five-year...



Delta acquires Segrave Aviation

The Free Press Subsidiary to expand private business jet operations January 21, 2010 Delta AirElite, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, announced the purchase of Kinston-based Segrave Aviation late Wednesday afternoon. The all-cash transaction will double the size of the Delta AirElite fleet. A press release did not...



$500K earmarked for JetPort improvements

David Anderson Staff Writer November 13, 2009 Federal funds have been set aside for upgrades to the aircraft landing guidance system at Kinston’s airport. U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., announced Friday that at least $500,000 has been earmarked to help defray the estimated $3.8 million cost of upgrading the...



Commerce Overseas Corporation Moving To Global TransPark

August 8, 2007 KINSTON, N.C.—North Carolina Governor Mike Easley today announced that Commerce Overseas Corporation (COC), a leading military aviation parts manufacturer and supplier, will move its headquarters from California to the North Carolina Global TransPark (GTP). The move will also include a warehouse, distribution center and manufacturing facility....



Insight Racing & N.C. State Display Autonomous Vehicle at TransPark Center

May 25, 2007 KINSTON, N.C.—After successfully passing another elimination round, Insight Racing and N.C. State University’s College of Engineering displayed its computer-driven Lotus Elise today at the TransPark Center. This vehicle is targeted to compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge on November 3, 2007....



Allegiant Air Announces New Nonstop Air Service to Orlando

September 6, 2006 Kinston , NC —Low-cost airline Allegiant Air, LLC announces today new, nonstop jet service to the fun and sun of Orlando , Fla. from Kinston , N.C. beginning Nov 10. The low-fare carrier will celebrate the convenient new service to the Sunshine State , with introductory...




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