Employees at Air Park Raise over $60,000 for Charity
WILMINGTON, OHIO - January 23, 2012 - Employees of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) and its subsidiaries at Wilmington Air Park raised over $60,000 in pledges and donations during an annual fundraising drive to benefit local charities. ATSG companies based at Wilmington Air Park include ABX Air, Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services (AMES), and LGSTX Services.
The United Way of Clinton County will receive more than 40 percent of the amount raised, including a $10,000 corporate donation from ATSG and $4,200 from the local Airline Professionals Association. Other organizations to receive donations include the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and local food pantries.
“We’re keenly aware of how important these charities are in giving hope and support to those in need, especially in our immediate area,” said Russ Smethwick, ATSG Director of Strategic Planning, who also serves on the board of the United Way of Clinton County.
During the drive, employees created and raffled off homemade gift baskets, offered charity breakfasts and luncheons, held bake sales, and competed in contests to see who could carve the best pumpkin, bake the best cupcake, and cook the best chili, all to raise money for charity.
ABX Air (www.abxair.com) is an FAR Part 121 cargo airline headquartered in Wilmington, Ohio, with a thirty-year history of flying express cargo routes for customers in the U.S. and around the world.
AMES (www.airbornemx.com) is a one-stop aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider operating out of Wilmington, Ohio, with additional line maintenance operations in Cincinnati, Ohio and Miami, Florida. AMES holds a Part 145 FAA Repair certificate and provides heavy maintenance, line maintenance, material sales and service, component repair and overhaul, and engineering services to aircraft operators.
LGSTX Services (www.lgstx.com) is an established provider of airport support services with extensive experience in facilities maintenance, material handling equipment installation and maintenance, equipment/vehicle maintenance and repair, jet fuel and deicing services.
ATSG (www.atsginc.com) is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. Through its principal subsidiaries ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft maintenance services, airport ground services, fuel management, specialized transportation management, and air charter brokerage services.