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Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 6:01am

Robins Opening New $67M Aircraft Shop

The Air Force is ready to open a $67 million building in middle Georgia dedicated to adding anti-corrosive finished to aircraft parts.

Officials at Robins Air Force Base were scheduled to unveil the new Advanced Metal Finishing Facility on Thursday. The building covers 98,000 square feet on the military base in Warner Robins.

Bob Reynolds, director of the base's 573rd Commodities Maintenance Squadron, says the new facility will reduce workers' exposure to hazardous chemicals by relying more on automation. It also has an in-house wastewater treatment plant.

Base officials say jobs being performed in the old finishing facility are in the process of being transitioned to the new building.