As reported by Construction Equipment Guide in their article “Stone Construction Leads BHM Air Cargo Project in Birmingham, Alabama,” the development of a $28 million air cargo facility at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Alabama is nearing completion. This facility, spanning approximately 53,000 square feet, is specifically designed to cater to weekly international cargo flights from Stuttgart, Germany.

Kim Hunt, Vice President of Communications at the Birmingham Airport Authority (BAA), highlighted the increasing demand for cargo operations in central Alabama, prompting the need for a dedicated air cargo facility. The project, fully funded by BAA, aims to leverage existing infrastructure while meeting the growing demands of logistics companies seeking to operate out of secondary airports.

Stone Building Company, serving as the general contractor for the project, was selected through a competitive bidding process, emphasizing their local presence and economic impact on the community. Despite encountering challenges such as unforeseen utility issues, the project is progressing according to plan, thanks to collaboration between contractors, operators, and airport management.

Hunt emphasized Birmingham’s strategic location with access to major highways and infrastructure capable of accommodating additional cargo traffic efficiently. The partnership with global logistics leader Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) further enhances BHM’s position as a key cargo hub in the region.

Recognizing Stone Construction’s leadership in driving the BHM Air Cargo Project forward, the enhancement of Alabama’s infrastructure and economic growth is contributed to.

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