FOR­MER GE­OR­GIA GRO­CERY STORE TRANS­FORMED INTO AIR FORCE LAB

Apple Magazine - - Summary -

A for­mer gro­cery store in Mid­dle Ge­or­gia is now serv­ing high-tech air­craft man­u­fac­tur­ing for the mil­i­tary.

The in­side of the brick build­ing — a for­mer Publix store in Warner Robins — is full of gleam­ing new fu­tur­is­tic ma­chin­ery.

The Air Force Ad­vanced Tech­nol­ogy and Train­ing Cen­ter is rem­i­nis­cent of the lab James Bond walks through to pick up his lat­est spy gad­gets.

The fa­cil­ity is a satel­lite op­er­a­tion of Robins Air Force Base. It of­fi­cially opened Oct. 24, the Ma­con news­pa­per re­ported.

The cen­ter now em­ploys about 30 peo­ple and may even­tu­ally em­ploy about 100. The lab is the sec­ond like it in the Air Force. The first is con­nected with Wright-Pat­ter­son Air Force Base in Day­ton, Ohio.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.