Area subcontractors can get hands on hangar work |

Area subcontractors can get hands on hangar work

Local subcontractors will get work through a construction contract of up to $2 million to build additional hangars at the Nevada County Airport, a developer said Thursday.

County planning commissioners approved a plan Thursday to expand the airport with shelters for 30 additional airplanes, spread across four buildings housing 23 hangars.

American Pacific Holdings Inc., of Southern California, will build the project at a construction cost of $1.8 to $2 million, according to firm spokesman Les Whittlesey. The company uses its own general contractor, but prefers to use local subcontractors on their job sites, Whittlesey said.

“That makes the project better for the community,” Whittlesey said Thursday. “We hope to get started May 1.”

The hangars will be built in phases “as demand dictates,” Whittlesey said. Several have been pre-leased or pre-sold already.

“The idea is to bring in new airplanes for more fuels sales and repair business,” said Airport Manager Greg Marshall. County fees to lease the property the hangars will stand on are expected to add $22,000 annually to airport revenues.

To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail or call (530) 477-4237.

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