An aircraft maintenance facility in Macon, which notified the state this fall it would close and lay off 164 employees, is hopeful it will get a new contract to bring some of those workers back.
HAECO Americas, formerly Timco Aviation Services Inc., provided maintenance, repair and overhaul services from its hangar at Middle Georgia Regional Airport.
In early November, the company posted a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice, also known as WARN, to the Georgia Department of Economic Development website.
The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority agreed Monday to renew the company’s lease for one year as HAECO hopes to bring more work back to the site. If the company employs fewer than 75 people, the authority has the option of terminating the lease and finding the company another location so it can market the building to a larger company, authority attorney Kevin Brown said.
Currently, the company has laid off all its workers, he said.
In another matter, the authority agreed to list 400 Poplar St. for sale with Bob Lewis & Associates for 12 months at a list price of $1,950,000.