WILMINGTON, Ohio--()--During their annual fundraising drive to benefit local charities, employees of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries at Wilmington Air Park raised $64,640 in pledges and donations, including a $10,000 corporate contribution from ATSG. ABX Air, Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services (AMES), and LGSTX Services are among the ATSG subsidiaries based at Wilmington Air Park.
“Year after year our employees step up to the plate to help fund the important role these organizations fill in our community”
The drive allows employees to divide their donation as desired among several charities, including the United Way of Clinton County, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and local food pantries.
"Year after year our employees step up to the plate to help fund the important role these organizations fill in our community," said company spokesperson Paul Cunningham. The company has organized an annual charity drive every year since 1984.
In addition to giving through payroll deduction, employees also created and raffled off gift baskets, cooked meals, held bake sales, and competed in a variety of fundraising contests. Proceeds from the events were split equally among the charities.
ABX Air (www.abxair.com) is an FAR Part 121 cargo airline headquartered in Wilmington, Ohio, with a thirty-year history of flying express cargo routes for customers in the U.S. and around the world.
AMES (www.airbornemx.com) is a one-stop aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider operating out of Wilmington, Ohio, with additional line maintenance operations in Cincinnati, Ohio and Miami, Florida. AMES holds a Part 145 FAA Repair certificate and provides heavy maintenance, line maintenance, material sales and service, component repair and overhaul, and engineering services to aircraft operators.
LGSTX Services (www.lgstx.com) is an established provider of airport support services with 30 years of experience in facilities maintenance, material handling equipment installation and maintenance, equipment/vehicle maintenance and repair, jet fuel and deicing services.
ATSG (www.atsginc.com) is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world's largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries, including three airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG's subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Air Transport International, Inc.; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; Capital Cargo International Airlines, Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc.