The fourth annual Wings of Mercy CareAffaire held at West Michigan Regional Airport on Saturday, August 23, 2014, was a great success. Over 100 runners started out on the taxiway for the first annual Runway 5K.
The local Lions Club served 500+ visitors at the benefit pancake breakfast and a wide variety of aircraft was […]
September 2014 – The West Michigan Airport Authority (WMAA) approved an agreement with the Palisades Power Plant to act as a second staging site in the event of a major emergency.
New federal regulations require nuclear power plants in the U.S. to have one staging area on-site and two off-site. Palisades first off-site staging area […]
November 2014 – Andrea Goodell, Holland Sentinel Approval of the design contract for a new $2.6 million apron is the next piece of the puzzle for the West Michigan Regional Airport’s new business center. The contract includes survey work, drainage designs, construction drawings, assistance with the bidding process and environmental considerations.
Already, the winning bidder […]
MARVIN VISSER, COO, HOLLAND SPECIAL DELIVERY
When one of our customer's shipments absolutely, without fail, has to arrive on time – sending it on an aircraft is the best option. West Michigan Regional Airport is a simple, fast resource we use to make sure we delight our customer.
GARY VANDERVEEN, PILOT, METAL FLOW, AND WINGS OF MERCY PATIENT, EMILY
Our airport allows us to have a national and international impact, propelling our manufacturing business forward to excel in the global economy. We give back to our neighbors through Wings of Mercy flights (over 115,000 miles flown) and giving rides to organizations like Kid's Hope. The smiles on their faces at liftoff are priceless. The satisfaction of a short Wings of Mercy trip is life enhancing.
JANE CLARK, PRESIDENT, WEST COAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
West Michigan Regional Airport is an important piece of our economic development puzzle. We represent 1,300 member businesses who are global businesses and they depend on the high quality airport that we have right here in our own community to meet the demands from their customers.
The airport provides them the opportunity to be more efficient and to be more innovative and to really further their reach throughout the world.
RANDY THELEN, FORMER PRESIDENT, LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE
West Michigan Regional Airport is a great asset for the community. At Lakeshore Advantage we work with a number of companies trying to help them grow and locate in the market. We see it utilized as a resource to help company expansions all the time.
Some of our best and brightest companies/fastest growing companies have long used the airport as an asset and see it as a vital opportunity or piece of infrastructure going forward.