Kestrel Aircraft Celebrates New Home

By KBJR News 1

June 19, 2012 Updated Jun 19, 2012 at 8:30 PM CDT

Superior, WI (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- Kestrel aircraft is celebrating Tuesday the beginning of a potential giant jobs injection to the city of Superior.

The ribbon was cut Monday on the old, Tower Avenue post office. It has been transformed into Kestrel aircrafts temporary home.

The airplane manufacturer is continuing to build toward the projected 600 jobs they anticipate creating. Those workers will assemble the new K-350 airplane at the Winter Street Industrial Park, and at a facility on part of the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

CEO Alan Klapmeier says everything is on track for the winter street grounding later this summer.

"We need to be in winter of next year in order to stay on pace with a facility were we can be testing parts."