Resicum International LLC plans to open a training academy at Craig Field in Selma, Gov. Kay Ivey announced today.
The company, which provides flight training and maintenance support to government, commercial and general aviation customers, plans to invest $1.3 million and create 70 jobs over a three-year period in what will be its new operational hub.
Resicum has signed a 10-year lease for a 50,000-square-foot hangar, according to the Craig Field Airport & Industrial Authority and the Selma & Dallas County Economic Development Authority.
“We are exceptionally pleased to invest in Craig Field and expand our company in Selma,” Resicum CEO Jeanine Ziervogel said. “The location is ideal for our company’s expansion, and we look forward to ongoing growth of our aviation operations in this storied place.”
Ivey spoke today at an announcement event that included company officials and local leaders.
“Craig Field has aviation training in its DNA, so it’s great to see Resicum establish a facility there that will tap into this rich heritage while also solidifying the future for this Selma landmark,” Ivey said. “This project has significant potential, and I look forward to seeing how it unfolds.”
Craig Field’s long runway, large parking apron, hangar facility and new remote tower facility all “offers growing aviation companies a lot of advantages,” said Greg Canfield, Alabama’s secretary of Commerce.
Resicum is based in Warrenton, Virginia.