Business View Magazine | December 2020

260 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2020 change in the local area. Having this declared a Free Trade Zone would do just that. And we are perfectly situated at the crossroads of I-95 and I-74, so we would have rail, air, and dual interstate access all nearby. There is just so much possibility there.” The truth is that Lumberton Municipal is a well-situated airport for travel whether you are heading North, South, East or West. With all of the expansions and a continuing emphasis on partnering with new business, the sky’s the limit. BACKUPSTORAGE ONSITE BACKUPSTORAGE ONSITE IN-HOUSE MARKETING KEEPYOUR CUSTOMERSSAFE, HAPPY&FLYING 24HRSERVICE DEPARTMENT VARIETYOF TRUCKPROGRAMS EXCELLENT CUSTOMERSERVICE Tori Martin • 910-862-3750 • • Lumberton Regional Airport KLBT 910-738-6480 163 Airport Boulevard Lumberton, NC 28358 the airport. The military does other things here, as well. We also sublet the old closed runways for local police vehicle training, so there are a lot of different groups using our facilities.” What does the future hold? Snuck suggests that the top of the wish list would include two 10- unit T-hangars, as well as a large maintenance or community hangar. These are in the capital plan for the next five years and, as soon as the priority items are taken care of, work can begin. “What I would really like to see happen is for us to be designated a Free Trade Zone,” says Snuck. “I have suggested this to Economic Development, to the city, and the county. It would be the best thing to attract new companies to our business zone, and it would change everything in terms of attracting foreign business. Because in doing that they could use warehouses here and have manufacturing here, where they don’t pay any type of import fees until those products reach the destination. I think the economy must PREFERRED VENDORS n Talbert & Bright n McGriff n Campbell Oil Company