Mon., November 16, 2009 9:04am (EST)

Ga. Lands Jobs at Dubai Airshow
By Orlando Montoya
Updated: 5 years ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
Savannah's Gulfstream is one of the Georgia companies featured at the Dubai airshow. (photo courtesy E Mans)
Savannah's Gulfstream is one of the Georgia companies featured at the Dubai airshow. (photo courtesy E Mans)
Governor Sonny Perdue announced from Dubai today that Wamar International, Inc., will expand its Georgia operations, creating 100 jobs over the next three years and 300 jobs over the next 10 years. The announcement came after Governor Perdue met with the company’s senior leaders.

Wamar will consolidate its three business units – defense and security, energy and procurement and logistics – into one location, representing an investment between $3.5 and $4.5 million. Wamar is a leading global provider of premium services and products in the fields of power generation, oil and gas, aviation, real life support, and defense and security.

Governor Sonny Perdue was in Dubai hoping to land some aviation business.

The biennial Dubai Airshow draws about 50,000 visitors from 50 countries and is considered a must for large and international aviation companies like Savannah's luxury jet maker Gulfstream Aerospace. Gulfstream is one of four Georgia companies at the show. It's the first time Georgia has had exhibits here.

Governor Perdue is in Dubai to meet with aviation company executives that employ Georgians and with those looking for aviation site facilities. Perdue, an Air Force veteran and avid pilot, hopes to expand Georgia's $3.2 billion aviation business. The governor is making the stop after a five day trip to visit Georgia National Guard members stationed in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.