BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- A $30 million dollar company left Augusta and officially opened in Bangor.
C&L Aerospace, an aircraft parts and maintenance company, had a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new facility at Bangor International Airport Thursday. Although the facility has been in use for the past few months, Thursday marked all business officially operating out of Bangor.
CEO Chris Kilgour moved C&L from Australia to Maine in 2010 when the company bought Telford Aviation in Augusta and continued to work out of that building. Four years later, the company moves to it's new five million dollar Bangor facility which is three times the size of its old building in Augusta. When it started in the U.S., C&L employed 20 people and now boasts 120 Maine based employees.
Kilgour says the company received incentives to move almost anywhere in the county when he decided to move it from Augusta, but he knew Bangor was the right decision.
"As I came to live here and I saw what was going on, the work ethic of the people of Maine, and the welcoming that we got from the city and from the airport, it was really a no-brainer," Kilgour said.
As the company continues to grow, more employees will be hired on. Kilgour was recently named one of the 50 people making a difference in Maine by Maine Magazine.