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Penske Truck Leasing breaks ground on new district office at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley

Penske/Mobile Airport Authority deal provides win –win opportunity to ensure future growth for bot

August, 2016…Mobile, AL: The Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) is pleased to announce that Penske Truck Leasing has broken ground on a brand new district office that will provide full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, consumer and commercial truck rental. 

Penske’s current facility, located at the center of the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley on Broad Street and Aerospace Drive, will move to the new and larger location on Perimeter Road when it is completed next year.  

Penske’s new 19,000-square-foot facility will include truck service bays, a wash bay and fuel island on its 6.5-acre site.  Construction is underway and is being conducted by Rogers and Willard.       

“We are pleased to be a part of the ongoing growth and development of the Mobile Aeroplex,” said Kerry Gilbert, Area Vice President for Penske. “This new location within the complex will provide convenient accessibility for our customers, as well as a brand new facility configured to provide the latest technology to service vehicles.”

“Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley has changed significantly over the last three years and will continue to do so.  A metamorphosis like this is only possible by forging win-win partnerships, that allow each actor to achieve their strategic objectives in harmony.  We are excited that Penske will remain a part of this amazing journey well into the future. Our industry needs it’s world class logistics solutions and services,” state Roger Wehner, Executive Director of the Mobile Airport Authority.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a leading global transportation services provider. Penske operates more than 240,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more.

About Mobile Airport Authority

Established in 1980, The Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) operates the Mobile Regional Airport, a 3,000-acre commercial airport and industrial complex, the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley and the adjacent Mobile Downtown Airport, a combined 1,700-acre complex.  The Airport Authority is self-sustaining and does not receive any operational funding from taxpayers. The Aeroplex offers compelling land, sea, air and ground logistical solutions.  It has long been home to several MRO operations and FAA Part 145 repair stations.  FEDEX, Continental Motors, VT MAE, Star Aviation and Aerostar all call the Aeroplex home employing over 2,000 people.  Most recently, Airbus chose Mobile and MAA’s Mobile Aeroplex as its first final assembly line in North America.  The $600 million dollar facility produces the A320 family of aircraft.  The complex is now home to many of the world’s leading aerospace suppliers and growing daily.  The airport authority has a broad spectrum of turnkey solutions from single office common use services, to build-to-suit lease back programs. 

For more information: 

Please contact Roger Wehner, Executive Director at 251 438-7334 or Brian Belcher, Director of Marketing & Air Service Development at 251 639-4680

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