Several of Tuscaloosa’s elected and business leaders plan to attend the Farnborough International Air Show in England in order boost Alabama’s aerospace industry, creating new jobs and new opportunities. The party will include Smiths Machine CEO Tim Smith, Tuscaloosa County Probate Judge Hardy McCollum, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, as well as Gov. Robert Bentley.
Tuscaloosa News reports:
“Aerospace and aviation industries are extremely important to Alabama,” Bentley said in a press release announcing the approximately $100,000 trip. “The Farnborough Air Show is a special opportunity to meet with company leaders from many of the world’s largest aerospace and aviation companies and encourage them to choose Alabama.”