After a year of construction, aviation distribution and ground support equipment (GSE) services company Pilot John International has completed its aircraft equipment distribution and service centre expansion in New Bern, North Carolina.
PJI has doubled its space from 20,000 sq ft to 40,000 sq ft with the support of the building reuse grant awarded by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Building Re-use Program. The additional physical space will support PJI's rising demand for aviation equipment with increased inventory and storage capacity, along with increased space and staff for its ground support equipment service centre.
“I would like to thank the North Carolina Department of Commerce Building Reuse Program, Craven County, Craven 100 Alliance, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, Tarheel Building Systems and our awesome PJI team for helping make this expansion project a success,” says president and CEO John Werner. “With our expansion complete, we look forward to adding new team members in New Bern.”
As a part of the expansion project, parent company Carolina GSE committed to create 28 new skilled employment opportunities to support its global customer base.
PJI has also signed a new distributor partnership with MyGoFlight for its top-rated pilot supplies. Its product line includes the kneeboard, a wide selection of mobile device and iPad mounts, cases, cradles, flight bags, luggage, anti-glare glass and the very first head-up display for general aviation. MyGoFlight's mission is to combine enhanced aircraft and avionics technology to make the information a pilot needs to see more accessible, so that they can fly head up, eyes out and safely.
“The look, feel and functionality of MyGoFlight gear is second to none. Having these mounts, cases and accessories will make anyone's flying experience better, and we're happy to be adding them to our lineup," says PJI product manager Andrew Geston. "The MyGoFlight team stands behind its products too. It is an impressive group of hardworking people who understand and quickly adapt to the needs of the pilot, and they're always working on new things while keeping quality at the forefront of their designs.”