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J. Supor & Son Trucking & Rigging Co., Inc. Selected to Transport Miracle on the Hudson FLT 1549 Airplane

Dépèche transmise le 8 mars 2011 par Business Wire

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Carolinas Aviation Museum has selected J Supor & Son Trucking & Rigging Co., Inc. of Harrison, New Jersey to move the US Airways “Miracle on the Hudson” Flight 1549 Airbus A-320 from Harrison, New Jersey to Charlotte, North Carolina.

“Flight 1549 is an international aviation icon similar to the world famous Charles Lindbergh single seat, single engine monoplane and as unique as the Apollo 11 command module”

“Flight 1549 is an international aviation icon similar to the world famous Charles Lindbergh single seat, single engine monoplane and as unique as the Apollo 11 command module,” said Shawn Dorsch, President of the Museum. “The historical value of this artifact combined with the damage to the rear of the aircraft requires that we move the fuselage in one piece. There are significant technical complexities associated with moving such a large artifact over 500 miles,” said Dorsch.

“There are few firms in North America capable of moving this aircraft such a great distance overland and the difficulty should not be underestimated,” said Don Creason, Board Member of the Carolinas Aviation Museum. Creason added that “several other major firms vied for the job, but none could match the proven abilities of J. Supor & Son Trucking.”

“We have been involved with Flight #1549 from the beginning, when Supor along with Weeks Marine were selected by the insurance company to recover, transport and store the aircraft,” said Joe Supor. Joe added that “I am honored and proud of my employees’ extreme hard work and dedication which led to the success of this recovery mission. I know my father would be really proud to know that we have been entrusted with the care and transportation of such an important piece of history. This truly was a miracle and being a part of it was invaluable.”

The aircraft will remain in storage at the Supor Industrial Park where it is secured until the spring of 2011, when members of J. Supor Trucking and the Museum’s conservation team will prepare the aircraft for shipment to Charlotte. It should take anywhere from one week to ten days to transport the aircraft to Charlotte once the move gets underway. Depending upon the weather and other factors, the aircraft should arrive in Charlotte in June of 2011.

About J. Supor & Son Trucking & Rigging Co., Inc.

Founded as “Supor Trucking” in 1960 by Joe Supor with a single 1948 Ford truck dedicated to hauling oil in the winter and steel in the summer, Joe Supor systematically built a major diversified trucking, rigging, crane and warehousing company with a sterling reputation for expertise and excellence that has stood the test of time. In 1977, the company name was changed to J. Supor & Son Trucking & Rigging Co., Inc., when Joe's son joined the firm.

Today Supor is recognized as a qualified contractor to deal with major disasters, and when the Three Mile Island accident occurred in 1979, Supor's response team delivered the special stainless steel tanks from their warehouse in Harrison to be used in the recovery operation.

With over 40 years in the business, and a large collection of hydraulic cranes, ranging in size from 5 to 500 tons, and an extensive line of tractors, lowboys, and specialized trailers (some capable of hauling up to 500 tons) plus over 750,000 indoor square feet of warehouse space and a combined 35 acres of outdoor storage space with rail and barge access. Supor is unique in its ability to transport, store and redistribute industrial goods.

As Joe Supor puts it, "We can furnish fast, efficient service for all land, sea and air terminals, regardless of the location and the load size. We provide complete turnkey rigging service, whether it be a single piece of equipment or an entire plant using the most sophisticated equipment and rigging gear in the industry.”

The company's drivers and operators are the most qualified and highly trained in the heavy haulage industry. The Supor Industrial Park, 500 Supor Boulevard, Harrison, New Jersey is headquarters to J. Supor & Son Trucking & Rigging Co., Inc. with executive offices located at 433 Bergen Avenue, Kearny, New Jersey 07032. Telephone (201)299-1100, Toll Free (800) 423-8670, Emergency 24-hour hotline (800)422-6041, Web site www.jsupor.com.

About the Carolinas Aviation Museum:

Founded in 1992, and located at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the Carolinas Aviation Museum is the largest aviation museum between Washington DC and Robbins GA. The mission of the Museum is to educate the public on the importance of aviation to our society and inspire the next generation to excel academically in the areas of math, science, and history through the preservation of our aviation heritage.

The Carolinas Aviation Museum is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of corporate donors and for more information on the Carolinas Aviation Museum, please visit our Website at www.carolinasaviation.org.

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