Airport’s food irradiation business could create new jobs
by Associated Press
Published: May 20,2013
GULFPORT — A $5-million food-irradiation facility at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is expected to increase business by officials who say it increases food safety and extends shelf life of perishable foods.
Airport executive director Clay Williams tells The Sun Herald the company is “very encouraged” by its investment in its $12 million cargo warehouse.
The food-irradiation business, Gateway America, is the only tenant to date in the airport’s warehouse and is working at 20 percent capacity. Williams said it was built to handle both perishable and nonperishable cargo as a benefit and service for importing and exporting requirements.
The airport and Gateway America expect the use of the food-irradiation facility to bring more jobs to Gulfport and the Coast.
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