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Resicum to open aviation training academy in Selma

Resicum International, which provides flight training and maintenance support to government, commercial and general aviation customers, will be opening a training academy in Selma.

“I am proud to stand before all of y’all to announce Resicum International, a world-renowned woman and veteran-owned small business with a global reach, will open an aviation training academy here at Craig Field,” Gov. Kay Ivey said. “Craig Field has aviation training in its DNA, so it’s great to see Resicum establish a facility in such a historic location that will tap into this rich heritage while also solidifying the future for this Selma landmark.

“This project has significant potential, and I look forward to seeing how it unfolds.”

Resicum, which has signed a 10-year lease for the area, will invest $1.3 million in its new location. It is projected to create 70 jobs over a three-year period. The jobs will reportedly pay an average of $30 an hour, not counting benefits.

“We are exceptionally pleased to invest in Craig Field and expand our company in Selma,” said Resicum CEO Jeanine Ziervogel. “The location is ideal for our company’s expansion, and we look forward to ongoing growth of our aviation operations in this storied place.”

Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, said the academy will help recruit future industry professionals across the world.

“Craig Field offers growing aviation companies a lot of advantages, particularly when it comes to the preparation of the next generation of aviation professionals,” he said.

“It is exciting to have Resicum International expanding into Dallas County and providing such incredible career opportunities to our citizens,” said Judge Jimmy Nunn, chairman of the Dallas County Commission. “I am so grateful for our local leadership making Dallas County such a great place to invest and do business. Thanks to everyone for a job well done.”

Selma Mayor James Perkins said it was “great news for Selma.”

“Our logistics planning strategy starting with aviation is working even better than I predicted,” he said. “Thank you Resicum for choosing Selma.

“Great job, Team Selma.”

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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