Airport Cuts Ribbon on Snow Removal Expansion Project

Runway Snow Removal In August?


Moline, Illinois-   The Quad City International Airport is proud to unveil their newly expanded snow removal equipment building. Working closely with Valley Construction Company of Rock Island, IL, this building expansion and remodeling project will house the equipment that does nothing less than keep the airport up and running during winter snow events.

The existing snow removal equipment building, also known as the Airfield Maintenance Building, was formerly 32,000 sf. With a 24,000 sf expansion, the building is now a total of 56,000 sf. Local members of the design & construction team include McClure Engineering, Dennis Kelly & Associates, and Valley Construction. The project began in the Fall of 2012 and was completed within twelve months. An IMPACT agreement was in place for the project which is a partnership between the Tri-City Building Trades, contractors, and owners that helps ensure the completion of a quality construction project in the most cost-efficient and timely basis.

Bruce Carter, Director of Aviation, says “We are very grateful to have a dedicated team of employees, some with decades of experience, who keep our runways clear under all forms of winter weather conditions.” Carter adds, “This new building provides state-of-the-art maintenance, storage, and training space to support their hard work- and keep the equipment, which is critical to winter operations, ready to go at a moment’s notice.” A grand opening event is planned for Tuesday, August 20th. # # #

About the Quad City International Airport: The Quad City International Airport (QCIA) offers dozens of daily departures to 10 nonstop cities, with hundreds of connections beyond. The QCIA strives to make travel an easier experience for our customers.

About Valley Construction: Founded in 1925, Valley Construction Company is a local general contractor, working throughout the Midwest for both public and private clients. Valley Construction Company is headquartered in Rock Island, IL