U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Economic Development Corporation of Chippewa County will receive $71,250 for new snow removal equipment at Chippewa County International Airport near Sault Ste. Marie. The equipment will assist in the airport’s ability to clear the airfield in the event of snowstorms. The funding comes from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
‘This investment will make travelling to and from the Upper Peninsula safer and more efficient,’ said Senator Stabenow. ‘By supporting Chippewa Airport, we’re also encouraging businesses to invest in the region and create jobs.’
‘When severe winter weather strikes, it is vital that Michigan airports are equipped with the tools needed to quickly clear runways and facilitate safe air travel,’ said Senator Peters. ‘This funding will improve airport operations and help those traveling to and from the Upper Peninsula reach their destinations safely.’
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