Superior Air Parts to Expand in Mobile County
The Mobile Chamber announced today that Superior Air Parts is expanding to Mobile County with manufacturing and corporate headquarters.
Superior Air Parts manufactures FAA-approved replacement parts for general aviation aircraft engines and produces certified engines for experimental and sport aircraft builders.
“Superior Air Parts has taken many things into consideration in choosing a location for expansion of operations. The Mobile Chamber did an incredible job of highlighting the reasons for doing business in the area,” said Keith Chatten, CEO of Superior Air Parts. “The transportation system that is in place and expanding in the Mobile area is very impressive. The area has invested heavily in education including high school programs, technical schools with the recent addition of manufacturing programs at Bishop State and the extensive growth at the University of South Alabama. All of that certainly helps us find the various skill sets needed, such as machinists, operators, test technicians, engineers, and various other professionals. As a local resident, I recognize the community’s strong work ethic, which was a key part of the decision to invest here. We look forward to a bright future and continued growth in south Alabama and the Gulf Coast.”
The project will bring a capital investment of more than $24 million and create 180 new jobs over five years.
AT A GLANCE:
- Superior Air Parts
- $24,150,000 Capital Investment
- 180 New Jobs
“We are absolutely thrilled that Superior Air Parts recognizes Mobile County’s strength in the aviation industry,” said Mobile Chamber President & CEO Bradley Byrne. “This is a significant investment that will bring many high-quality jobs to our community across a wide range of professions.”
Plans include expanding manufacturing to Mobile County with research and development, engineering, a test cell, machining and manufacturing. The company also plans to relocate its corporate headquarters.
Their operations will be located on Radcliff Road in Creola.
“Superior Air Parts manufacturing and corporate headquarters expansion to Mobile County demonstrates our region’s continued growth in this critical sector and the impact of our local aerospace industry on the global stage. We welcome the positive economic impact of its capital investment and the many new jobs that will be created,” said Mobile County Commission President Connie Hudson.
“Mobile’s growing reputation in the aviation industry is continuing to bring new economic opportunities and high-quality jobs to the area,” said Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson. “Superior Air Parts will be making a significant capital investment in Mobile County over the next few years, and we are excited to welcome them to our community.”
Superior Air Parts, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Superior Aviation Group and was founded in 1967.
“As a leading manufacturer of FAA-approved aftermarket parts for piston-engine aircraft, Superior Air Parts will be a strong addition to the growing aviation cluster in the Mobile region,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “Superior’s decision to relocate its manufacturing operation and headquarters to Mobile County clearly reflects the company’s confidence in the area’s workforce.”
The company plans to break ground by the end of 2023. Operations for phase one are set to begin in 2024.
About the Mobile Chamber
The Mobile Chamber is a private business organization with more than 1,700 members and the economic developer for the City of Mobile and Mobile County. The Mobile Chamber’s focus is to provide members with networking, marketing and professional development opportunities, expand jobs in the area, develop the local workforce, advocate legislative priorities and offer resources to help small businesses grow. Additional information is on the Chamber’s website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.