A milestone is met at an airport based company that isn’t an aerospace business.
The facility on Tulsa airport land once manufactured B-24 bombers. For the past decade, the huge building has been used to make buses, mostly school buses. I-C Bus is now celebrating the 100-thousandth bus rolling off the assembly line. Plant Manager Greg Hutchison says Tulsa has been a good fit.
The first bus rolled off the line here in January 2001.
There is no decision yet on which plan, if any, to bring to voters to provide funding to improve airport and aerospace facilities in Tulsa County.
There are three different proposals being suggested. Tulsa County Commission Chairman John Smaligo says his plan is the only one that does not include a tax increase. His proposal would extend the Vision 2025 program for seven years beyond its' current expiration date.
Other plans have been offered by Tulsa City Councilors and the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce.