Huron County Airport
Receives Major Donation From Angela Phillips
By Shane Nolan
July 13, 2011 - Despite the efforts and attempts of
politicians to close the Huron County OH Airport, a
business comes to the aid of the airport support
organization. Angela Phillips, President-CEO, of
Phillips Manufacturing recently donated $10,000.00 to a
local Ohio airport support group, Friends of the Huron
The donation along with other proceeds will be used by
the support group to help meet the 5% matching funds
which are required to obtain available federal grant
money for needed safety improvements at the Huron County
Phillips, a strong supporter of aviation, uses their
company?s Beech craft Baron 58 (a multi engine aircraft)
to travel across country, and conduct business on behalf
of the divisions she represents.
Phillips stated: ?Time is money. As a business woman,
one of the first criteria we look at in an area is the
location, and condition of the local general aviation
Ms Phillips stated: ?Time is money. As a business woman, one of the first criteria we look at in an area is the location, and condition of the local general aviation airport facility.
the use of general aviation airports, we can conduct business
with our customers and suppliers in a timely fashion, based on
our schedules, and not have to worry about the issues, or time
constraints surrounding commercial air travel. The Huron County
Airport, which we have used on numerous occasions in the course
of our business, is such an airport facility worth maintaining,
Manufacturing is comprised of three divisions, Middletown Tube
Works, Middletown, OH; Shelby Welded Tube, Shelby OH; and Dothan
Tubular Products, Dothan, AL.
companies manufacture and deliver welded steel tubing for use in
Aerospace, IBC packing, Trailer components, Filler and overflow
tubes for fuel tanks, HVAC heat and corrosion resistant heat
exchangers, Appliance burner and manifold systems, Dash panel
support assemblies, Hydro formed door handles, Motorcycle
exhaust systems, and Wiper brackets.
Their products are shipped throughout the US, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The company was initially founded by Angela's father, Ralph H. Phillips, who also used general aviation to expand his business enterprise to its present day position.
In addition, Bill
& Sue Oberli, Aerial Farming Services, donated $1,000.00 to the Friends
organization for the same purpose.
Mr. Oberli based his two aircraft at the Huron County Airport,
and working with the local Sunrise Co-op, fertilized over 13,000 Acres
of Huron/Lorain county farm land over a three week period during May
organization intends on offering a donation back to the Huron County
Airport Authority to get available federal grant money, at no cost to
the county. Each $7500 raised and donated equates to $150,000 of federal
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