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Dean Baldwin Officially Opens in Macon

May 19, 2023

MACON, GA. – Dean Baldwin Painting celebrated the grand opening of their newest facility with a ribbon cutting this morning. The 165,000 square foot facility is Dean Baldwin Painting’s fourth facility and first in Georgia.  The site is home to four new hangars at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

“2020 was a very bad year for us, no question,” said Barbara Baldwin-McNulty, President and CEO of Dean Baldwin Painting. “I am an optimist, and I knew the economy would eventually turn around and we were going to be ready when it did.”

The facility took 15 months to build. Other Dean Baldwin Painting facilities began with existing hangars that required enlarging and converting to an aircraft painting facility. This location was a greenfield new build from the ground up, adjacent to the aircraft taxiway at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

The facility is designed for aircraft painting but also has a material warehouse, administration building, air filtration systems and a water treatment processing plant. Having four separate hangars, the facility can process four aircraft simultaneously. Three hangars will accommodate aircraft as large as the A321 or C-130J sized aircraft. The fourth hangar will accommodate a B767 or C-17 aircraft sized aircraft. Operations began June 2021 with the induction of the first aircraft, a B767-300 freighter aircraft owned by Cargo Aircraft Management, a subsidiary of ATSG (Air Transport Services Group).

“It was a point of pride, and a culmination of years of collaborative work for us to watch the new hangars come out of the ground at Middle Georgia Regional Airport,” said Robby Fountain, Chairman of the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority. “The partnership between Dean Baldwin Painting and the middle Georgia community has been nothing short of stellar. We are proud to officially welcome them to this community and to be able to continue making opportunities for large industries across Macon-Bibb County every day.”

Dean Baldwin Painting LP is a woman-minority owned, independent, aircraft painting company, that for over 56 years has provided painting services and world class customer service to the aviation industry. The company’s experience spans multiple aviation sectors including major and regional airlines, cargo, military, and corporate aircraft customers. The customer list includes ATSG, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Dyn Corp International, Envoy Airlines, L3 Harris, SkyWest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, UPS Airlines, the U.S. Air Force and may other great organizations. Dean Baldwin Painting employs over 300 employees and services hundreds of aircraft each year through its four locations: Roswell, NM; Peru, IN; Goodyear, AZ; and its newest facility in Macon, GA.

ABOUT MBCIA: The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority works with stakeholders on the local, state, and national levels to attract new business investment to Macon-Bibb County. The Authority and strategic community partners create a business-friendly climate that results in an increased tax base for the county. Catalyzing job growth and strengthening corporate infrastructure at its various industrial parks are vital elements to its longstanding, successful economic development record. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.mbcia.com or follow us on social @mbciauthority.